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 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.
Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited (SCPAL) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. It partners 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 in 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.