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FrieslandCampina WAMCO, URUS, two others partner to accelerate Nigerian dairy devt

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO, URUS, two others partner to accelerate Nigerian dairy devt

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, URUS, Barenbrug and Agrifirm are joining forces to accelerate the development of the Nigerian dairy sector.

Key representatives of each partner will share their vision on how to accelerate Dairy Development in Nigeria in a webinar that will hold on Tuesday.

The partners will endorse this ambitious plan by signing the cooperation agreement.

The formation of this unique consortium, specialized in milk collection and processing (FrieslandCampina WAMCO), breeding (URUS), roughage production (Barenbrug) and animal feed (Agrifirm), will help to bolster a sustainable and integrated dairy sector model, which will formulate homegrown methods and solutions to challenges, which previously needed external intervention. It will plan and act on the long-term requirements for a self-sufficient dairy chain in the country.

According to the Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Ben Langat, “In FrieslandCampina WAMCO, our ambition is to jointly invest in local business models to enable the dairy sector to become self-sufficient and profitable throughout the entire chain. This will include building joint infrastructures, collaborative training of farmers, investing in local production and leveraging each other’s knowledge and competencies.”

Global Director, Dairy Development and Milkstreams, FrieslandCampina, Jeroen Elfers, also affirmed that “only a sector with a return on investment in every part of the chain can be self-sufficient and will survive in the long term”.

“We are proud to state that these three professional and world-leading companies with proven track records share this ambition and believe in developing the cornerstones of the Nigerian dairy sector with FrieslandCampina WAMCO”, Elfers said.

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