The three-days visit to Denmark by the Malaysian Minister of Agriculture & Agro-based Industry took place in follow-up to minister Larsen’s visit to Malaysia in April, and with the specific purpose of signing an MoU on agricultural cooperation and explore the Danish dairy sector.
The minister got to visit both Jutland and Copenhagen and see some of the parts in between too,
which fortunately all happened to appear in its late-summer best.
Muuh! In Jutland, the minister discussed the historical development and current challenges of the Danish dairy sector with Arla and the Danish Food & Agriculture Council at Arla Foods impressive HQs in Viby.
Arla is rapidly becoming a house-hold name in Malaysia, where it last year decided to locate its Asia regional head office. But as seeing is believing, the minister was particularly intrigued by his visit to the state-of-art Brabrand Dairy (world’s fourth largest yogurt producer!) and the modern dairy cattle farm of Vejlskovgaard, where the third generation owner literally walked the minister and his delegation through the entire production chain.
Press Release by the Ministry of Environment & Food: http://mfvm.dk/nyheder/nyhed/nyhed/malaysia-vil-producere-maelk-som-i-danmark/
Malaysian Minister of Agricultre & Agro-based Industry and his Danish counterpart, Esben Lunde Larsen signing the MOU
Meeting at the Food & Environment Ministry
Visit to Vejlskovgaard Dairy Farm
Visit to State of Green