Tag Archives: Dairy Development Programme

Niger State seeks help from EU on livestock transformation, dairy development plan

EU Ambassadors meet with Governor Sani Bello of Niger State in Abuja

The Niger State Government and the European Union (EU) met on Tuesday in Abuja to seek solutions to the farmer and herdsmen crisis in the state.

Speaking at the end of the meeting, the Governor of Niger State Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, said that the meeting addressed issues concerning livestock and the effort the state government was making towards bringing a lasting solution to the conflict between farmers and herdsmen.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO partners 2Scale to transform local milk production in Nigeria

The Netherlands’ Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, H.E. Mrs. Sigrid Kaag has affirmed that given the consistent result FrieslandCampina WAMCO has recorded in local milk sourcing, Nigeria has the right partner to stimulate growth in the industry.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO partners IFDC to increase milk production in Nigeria

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO has partnered with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), a science-based public organization, in a project that aims to boost milk production for pastoralist milk producers in Nigeria.

Along with IFDC, the company said it will work together with pastoralist milk producers in Oyo State, to boost the quality and quantity of local milk and improve the livelihoods of farmers.

FrieslandCampina WAMCO trains farmers on Safety awareness

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Expert Dutch farmers from the Netherlands have just completed comprehensive two-week training for Nigerian dairy farmers under the Farmer2Farmer programme organised by FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk.

Kebbi State urges herdsmen to embrace modern methods of cow milk marketing

The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu has appealed to herdsmen to adapt to modern methods of processing, packaging and marketing cow milk in order to improve cleanliness and profitability.

Bagudu gave the advice on Wednesday while speaking with some herdsmen in Era Fulani village in Argungu Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

Professor develops new cattle feed that boosts milk yield

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University Professor Moshood Belewu of University of Ilorin, Ilorin, has developed new cattle feed pellets that are capable of increasing the quantity and quality of milk produced by lactating cows.

The University of Ilorin Bulletin, which was issued on Monday, stated that Belewu of the Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, disclosed the innovation in a report he sent to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem.

FG sets up committee to create policy framework to boost dairy industry

The Federal Government said it has constituted a stakeholder’s committee to develop a policy framework to boost the dairy industry.

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and investment Hajia Aisha Abubakar, said that the objective is to attract and achieve local participation in the dairy business; ensure local content development of dairy; encourage joint venture opportunities across strategic segments of the dairy industry and provide financial relief to boost local growth through the participation of women and youths in the sector.

Kebbi State seeks partnership with FrieslandCampina WAMCO on dairy development

As part of efforts to boost internally generated funds and improve the lives of its farmers, the Kebbi State Government has sought the assistance of dairy giant FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns milk, to explore the potential for livestock breeding, local sourcing and development in the state.

The Governor of Kebbi State, His Excellency Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu paid a courtesy visit to the dairy maker on Thursday, 9th November 2017.

Nearly all dairy products consumed in Nigeria are imported, says Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group, says 98% of all dairy products consumed in Nigeria are imported.

“Ninety-eight per cent of all the milk and dairy products we consume in Nigeria are imported.

“This is why Dangote Group has planned to develop dairy plants, and develop homegrown milk production, to reduce importation,” he said.

Dangote Group to expand into dairy production

Dangote Group, Nigeria’s largest company by market value, with interest in cement manufacturing, oil and gas, sugar, among others is planning to go into dairy manufacturing.

The company has confirmed plans to commence dairy farming in 2018, starting with 50,000 cows, with milk production to begin in 2019.