FrieslandCampina WAMCO (FCW), the market leader in milk and dairy products, is is expanding local sourcing of fresh milk, particularly from Fulani pastoralists. The partnership aims to develop a viable business model for local sourcing of milk from smallholder farmers and pastoralists. It involves a limited number of producers but offers huge potential for scaling and spillover effects to other dairy firms in Nigeria and elsewhere.
Mobilize and train milk producers on production technologies (milk quality, animal health and nutrition etc) and enterprise management (cost-benefit analysis, business planning, contract negotiation etc)
Invest in milk collection centers and supply chain logistics (partnership with Mueller)
Set up milk quality control systems and efficient payment systems
Roll out a tsetse control program
Ensure maintenance/improvement of feeder roads linked to collection centers
Develop pasture reserves for Fulani pastoralists, improve access to water for cattle
Facilitate coordination among local actors (milk suppliers, vet services, feed distributors, banks etc) and other stakeholders including companies and local government
Involve 2,000 Fulani (pastoralist) milk producers, mostly women; and 15 small and medium enterprises (5 women-led) by 2017.
Peak brand of milk, distributed widely across in Nigeria.
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, local governments
Nigerian Tripanosomiasis Research Institute (tsetse fly)
Mueller (cooling logistics)
CDI Lines (hygiene)
Festula Feeds, Terra Tiga (concentrate feed), Ceva Sante (vet drugs), Animal Care Konsult (vet drugs and premixed feeds)