The Minister for Livestock of Senegal, Aminata Mbengue, visits Central Lechera Asturiana

The Ministry for Livestock of Senegal is considering the possibility of implementing in their country the cooperative business model of Central Lechera Asturiana

This morning, Central Lechera Asturiana has received the visit of the Minister for Livestock of Senegal, Aminata Mbengue, accompanied by the Ambassador of Senegal in Spain, Mamadou Deme. On arrival to the factory, the Senegalese delegation, led by the Minister, has been welcomed by Bertino Velasco, President of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT and CAPSA. Delfín Pérez, Vicepresident of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT, Alfredo Pérez, secretary General Central Lechera Asturiana SAT, Jesús Feito, Member of the Managing Board of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT and Francisco San Martín, Chief Executive of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT were also present. On CAPSA´s behalf were José Armando Tellado, Chief Executive of CAPSA, Pedro Rodríguez, in charge of Corporate Projects in CAPSA , Agnes Cardouat, in charge of commercial areas in Innova Food Ingredients and Philippe Balbarie, R&D project coordinator in CAPSA. The main authorities of the Principality of Asturias have also been part of this visit, among which were María Jesús Álvarez, Regional Minister for Farming and Regional Resources, Rosa Urdiales, Livestock Director of the Principality of Asturias and Tomasa Arce, Director of Rural Development.

During the visit, the cooperative business model of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT has been presented as well as the industrial and value generating models in Capsa, thus giving the Minister a global vision of the whole process. Then, a visit to the factory has been done where the dairy techniques have been explained to the Minister, whose main objective in this visit was to study the possible implementing of Central Lechera Asturiana’s model in Senegal as it is a cooperative model of success that has been ground for the biggest dairy group in Spain.

Once the visit to the factory is over, the Minister is expected to visit the livestock farms of two members of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT, one of them being a family run business and the other a large scale farm.

The program will come tomorrow to an end with a visit to the Asturian Association of Dairy Control ASCOL, to the Inter-professional Dairy, Food and Agriculture Laboratory (LILA), and to a traditional cheese maker where they will have the opportunity to learn, first hand, the traditional cheese making techniques.

The Minister for Livestock of Senegal, Aminata Mbengue, visits Central Lechera Asturiana

The Ministry for Livestock of Senegal is considering the possibility of implementing in their country the cooperative business model of Central Lechera Asturiana

This morning, Central Lechera Asturiana has received the visit of the Minister for Livestock of Senegal, Aminata Mbengue, accompanied by the Ambassador of Senegal in Spain, Mamadou Deme. On arrival to the factory, the Senegalese delegation, led by the Minister, has been welcomed by Bertino Velasco, President of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT and CAPSA. Delfín Pérez, Vicepresident of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT, Alfredo Pérez, secretary General Central Lechera Asturiana SAT, Jesús Feito, Member of the Managing Board of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT and Francisco San Martín, Chief Executive of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT were also present. On CAPSA´s behalf were José Armando Tellado, Chief Executive of CAPSA, Pedro Rodríguez, in charge of Corporate Projects in CAPSA , Agnes Cardouat, in charge of commercial areas in Innova Food Ingredients and Philippe Balbarie, R&D project coordinator in CAPSA. The main authorities of the Principality of Asturias have also been part of this visit, among which were María Jesús Álvarez, Regional Minister for Farming and Regional Resources, Rosa Urdiales, Livestock Director of the Principality of Asturias and Tomasa Arce, Director of Rural Development.

During the visit, the cooperative business model of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT has been presented as well as the industrial and value generating models in Capsa, thus giving the Minister a global vision of the whole process. Then, a visit to the factory has been done where the dairy techniques have been explained to the Minister, whose main objective in this visit was to study the possible implementing of Central Lechera Asturiana’s model in Senegal as it is a cooperative model of success that has been ground for the biggest dairy group in Spain.

Once the visit to the factory is over, the Minister is expected to visit the livestock farms of two members of Central Lechera Asturiana SAT, one of them being a family run business and the other a large scale farm.

The program will come tomorrow to an end with a visit to the Asturian Association of Dairy Control ASCOL, to the Inter-professional Dairy, Food and Agriculture Laboratory (LILA), and to a traditional cheese maker where they will have the opportunity to learn, first hand, the traditional cheese making techniques.

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