FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy giant, has announced that will invest €23 million ($26.6 million) in an evaporated milk and ready-to-drink milk factory in Nigeria.
The new facility is part of the FrieslandCampina Dairy Development Programme (DDP), an initiative that aims to use knowledge and training to improve farming infrastructures . The initiative is focused on improving the quality of milk, increasing productivity per cow and securing access to market.
Ben Langat, managing director of FrieslandCampina’s Nigerian business, commented: “Four model farms with crossbreed cows have been established to improve local milk collection across its five milk collection centres. Our Company is fully committed to working with local farmers to grow local milk production and ultimately ensure that Nigerians continue to benefit from the nutritious content of milk”.