Clip: FRIESLANDCAMPINA WAMCO NIGERIA DAIRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
It’s quite extraordinary that Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa and home to almost 200 million people, does not yet have a strong supply of locally sourced milk products. In 2011 FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC, the country’s leading dairy manufacturer, decided to change this by introducing the country’s first ever milk producers’ up-skilling programme. The Dairy Development Programme, formed in partnership with government and civil society, seeks to empower Fulani herdsmen to improve their livelihoods and become suppliers to FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC. They have milked for subsistence for generations but now things are changing and the results are impressive.