Nigeria's Dairy Industry Gets Shot In Arm From Consortium

Nigeria spends U.S.$1,5 billion annually to import milk. Various initiatives have been implemented to look at ways of cutting the spend by government. The Centre for Nigerian Dutch Dairy Development is Nigeria's first national expertise centre for dairy development and it says it is "committed to unlocking and developing dairy expertise for all stakeholders in the Nigerian dairy sector". The U.S. has also donated pregnant Jersey cows to the government to assist in growing the industry.  Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osanbajo has welcomed Value4Dairy Consortium - FrieslandCampina WAMCO, URUS, Barenbrug and Agrifirm, for their commitment to increase self-sufficiency in Nigeria's dairy sector. The Minister of Trade and Industry Otunba Adebayo said: "with FrieslandCampina WAMCO as the processor to deliver the end chain; this partnership will drive increased domestic consumption of processed milk and milk products and the expected industry growth."

 

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