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FrieslandCampina WAMCO and Sahel Capital partner to boost Nigeria’s dairy sector

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Famurewa, Neerbos, Nwuneli and Ebo (MOU)
Famurewa, Neerbos, Nwuneli, Ebo (MOU)

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

The Nigeria Dairy Development Programme is a processor-led dairy programme collaboration between FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, Nigeria’s leading dairy company and Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited. The programme aims 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 this 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. The NDDP project will support FrieslandCampina WAMCO in scaling its 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.

About FrieslandCampina WAMCO
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has been a necessary part of most Nigerian homes since 1954 through its iconic brand Peak Milk. The company is a multinational manufacturing company and an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina of The Netherlands, one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the world. They are the makers of Peak, Three Crowns and Friso brands of milk in Nigeria. To frands of milk in Nigeria. To further increase its local content and support Federal Government’s initiative to grow the Agriculture sector, FrieslandCampina WAMCO pioneered the Dairy Development Program (DDP) in August 2010. This is gradually developing into a full national program as the company is dedicated to making the initiative a success by ensuring the transfer of technology know-how on milk production to Nigerian farmers.

About Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory
Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited (SCPAL) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. They partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. They have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal. Sahel provides a wide array of services including: Value Chain Analysis, Policy Analysis, Market Entry / Strategy Consulting, Agribusiness Training and Project Implementation.

 

COVER PHOTO: From left: Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, Mrs Ore Famurewa; Chief Operating Officer, Consumer Product Europe, Middle East & Africa, Royal FrieslandCampina, The Netherlands; Mr. Roel van Neerbos; Director & Co-founder, Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory, Dr. Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (MFR); and Associate Partner, Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory, Nathalie Ebo, at the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Nigeria Dairy Development Programme between FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC and Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory in Lagos, recently.

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