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FrieslandCampina WAMCO signs Nigeria Dairy Development Programme MOU

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By Jim Cornall+

27-Mar-2017

Left to right: Ore Famurewa, corporate affairs director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria; Roel van Neerbos, COO, consumer product Europe, Middle East & Africa, Royal FrieslandCampina; Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneil (MFR), director & co-founder, Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory; and Nathali Ebo, associate partner, Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory, at the signing of an MOU on the Nigeria Dairy Development Programme.
Left to right: Ore Famurewa, corporate affairs director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria; Roel van Neerbos, COO, consumer product Europe, Middle East & Africa, Royal FrieslandCampina; Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneil (MFR), director & co-founder, Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory; and Nathali Ebo, associate partner, Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory, at the signing of an MOU on the Nigeria Dairy Development Programme.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC and Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited (SCPAL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the Nigeria Dairy Development Programme (NDDP).

The NDDP is a processor-led dairy program collaboration that aims to strengthen the Dairy Transformation Agenda of the Nigerian Government by demonstrating proof-of-scale in Nigeria’s processor-led initiatives for dairy development as modeled by FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP).

Through the MoU, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria and SCPAL said they will share their respective strengths, experiences, technologies, methodologies, and resources 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.

State government support

The Oyo State Government, under its Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development, will support the objectives of the program.

The State Government will also drive the identification of local dairy community groups, particularly women in the state, to engage in the program and provide extension officers to work with the partners.

SCPAL is a management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. It partners with government agencies, private sector companies and international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition.

It has worked on projects across West Africa, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.

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