FrieslandCampina WAMCO and 2SCALE are partnering to deepen the inclusive model for local sourcing of fresh milk in Nigeria.
This is in line with FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP), which improves the livelihood of smallholder dairy farmers, deepens the dairy market, creates employment and raises the volume of fresh milk from empowered dairy farmers.
Sigrid Kaag, the Netherlands minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, said given the consistent result FrieslandCampina WAMCO has recorded in local milk sourcing, Nigeria has the right partner to stimulate growth in the industry.
Kaag confirmed the progress of the dairy maker’s DDP and observed the integration of sustainability initiatives throughout the company’s operations during a visit to FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria recently.
“I see FrieslandCampina WAMCO runs a stellar operation. You have changed the status quo in local milk sourcing and are playing a key role as a private sector partner in achieving the SDGs,” she said.
The minister witnessed the signing of the partnership extension agreement on the DDP between FrieslandCampina WAMCO, represented by Ben Langat, managing director, and International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) represented by Albin Hubscher, president and CEO.
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.
While discussing the DDP, Langat 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.”