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Friday, 21 October 2016 12:01 Published in Uncategorised

Tong Xuan Chinh, Department of Livestock Production, 

Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development of Vietnam

The Prime Minister did approve the National School Milk Programme for improving nutritional state and enhancing physical conditions of nursery school children and primary school pupils to 2020.

The objective of the programme is to improve the nutrition of nursery school children and primary school pupils through the daily provision of milk in order to reduce malnutrition, enhance children stature and physical strength.
The programme will achieve the following goals:

  • By 2020, 90% of urban and 60% of rural parents and custodians whose children participate in the School Milk Programme receive nutrition education.
  • By 2020, 100% preschool children and primary school pupils living in poor districts are participating in the School Milk Programme.
  • By 2020, 70% preschool children and primary school pupils in urban and rural areas are participating in the School Milk Programme;
  • By 2020, energy requirements of preschool children and primary school pupils are met by 90%-95%
  • By 2020, the proportion of animal protein over protein total of children’s diets taken by preschool children and primary school pupils rises by 40%
  • By 2020, meeting requirements of iron, calcium, vitamin D for preschool children and primary school pupils increases by 30%
  • By 2020, reducing the underweight malnutrition of preschool children and primary school pupils with average of 0.6%/year.
  • By 2020, reducing the stunting malnutrition of preschool children and primary school pupils with average of 0.7%/year.
  • By 2020, an average height of primary school age’s children (6 years old) increases from 1.5 cm to 2.0 cm in both sexes compared with 2010.

Annual budget of the programme will be partly covered by the central and provincial governments. However, it is expecting that the majority of the programme is sponsored by dairy companies, career associations, international organization, individuals, etc. in the framework of annual charity programmes.

The most important issue for the Vietnam School Milk Proramme is how to develop national dairy quality standards and regulationa for the School Milk Programme, to manage liquid milk products derived from 100% fresh raw milk and from reconstituted imported milk powder and to set up technical barriers to support domestic dairy raising.

Friday, 21 October 2016 12:00 Published in Uncategorised
  1. Meet rising demand for dairy products by sustainable increases in milk productivity and farm profitability.
  2. Integrate small-scale producers in the modern value chain through promotion of fair and efficient markets.
  3. Protect and enhance human health by improving dairy food quality and safety and by enabling consumers to make informed choices on the benefits and risks of dairy products as part of the diet.
  4. Enhance resilience and adaptability of dairy systems by strengthening stakeholder capacity to cope with production (which would include climate risks) and market risks and enhancing innovation’.
  5. Protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems by minimizing the dairy sector’s environmental footprint.
  6. Combat climate change by reducing GHG emissions along the dairy chain.
  7. Enhance levels of education through school milk programmes and transfer of knowledge and best practices to all actors involved in the dairy chain.
  8. Promote gender equality by ensuring women receive proper recognition for their work in dairy production, processing and marketing and by encouraging women in leadership positions.
  9. Improve access to clean affordable energy through promotion of biogas from dairy systems.
  10. Strengthen the means of implementation by building national, regional and global platforms for dairy development.