The aim of the agreement is to sustainably transform and lead the local dairy sector in Nigeria by supporting the transition of local dairy farming into modern dairy farming and developing key structures required for a sustainable value chain.
Ben Langat, managing director of FrieslandCampina WAMCO, said, “As industry leader, FrieslandCampina WAMCO has established best practice models for local milk sourcing to thrive. By signing this partnership agreement we are demonstrating the need for partnerships in contributing to food security.”
FrieslandCampina WAMCO and 2SCALE are collaborating to deepen the inclusive model for local sourcing of fresh milk in Nigeria in line with FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s DDP, which aims to improve the livelihood of smallholder dairy farmers, deepen the dairy market, increase the volume of fresh milk from dairy farmers, create employment by empowering women and youths both on-farm and off-farm, with the goal of improving food safety and enhancing nutrition.
Incubating inclusive agribusiness
2SCALE is an incubator program that manages a portfolio of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for inclusive business in agri-food sectors and industries.
2SCALE, which is a partnership between the IFDC, BoP Innovation Center and SNV, is funded from the Inclusive Green Growth Department (IGG) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and offers a range of support services to SMEs and farmer groups and partners, enabling them to produce, transform and supply quality food products. These products go to local and regional markets.
The program operates in eight African countries.