FrieslandCampina, firm seal pact to boost dairy dev programme


FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc and Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on Nigeria Dairy Development Programme (NDDP).

The Nigeria Dairy Development Programme is a processor-led dairy programme collaboration between the two firms with an objective to strengthen the Dairy Transformation Agenda of the Government by demonstrating proof-of-scale in Nigeria’s processor-led initiatives for dairy development as modelled by FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP).

Since 2010, FrieslandCampina WAMCO has been driving the need to scale up dairy development in Nigeria through its DDP an inclusive business model that it intends to become a national programme.

So far, the DDP has recorded key milestones including the involvement of over 900 women in its supply chain.

By the MoU, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria and Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory will seek to share their respective strengths, experiences, technologies, methodologies, and resources in order to deepen and widen engagement with smallholder milk suppliers.

According to FrieslandCampina, the NDDP project will support its goals in scaling activities in Oyo state while also incorporating gender and nutrition considerations into its engagement with farmers.

“In this partnership, the Oyo State Government, under its Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development will provide a conducive and enabling environment to support the objectives of the programme.

“The State Government will also drive the identification of local dairy community groups, particularly women in the state to engage in the programme and provide Extension Officers to work with the partners”, a statement from the firm read.

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