Over 7,000 dairy farmers have been empowered under the Friesland Campina WAMCO Plc’s Dairy Development Programme (DDP) across Ogun, Osun, and Oyo States.
Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Friesland Campina WAMCO, Ore Famurewa, who disclosed this in Lagos, said the company’s ambition was to improve the standard of living of dairy farmers and their families in Nigeria.
Speaking, Famurewa said over 7, 000 beneficiary dairy farmers were given the opportunity to participate in technical and entrepreneurial training, thus safeguarding food security and nutrition.
“We are particularly happy with the increased access they have to a better life as they are able to support themselves and send their children to school,” she said, assuring that the dairy giant will continue to impact the lives of dairy farmers positively through its successful DDP in rural communities.
The official explained that Friesland Campina WAMCO is a responsible corporate entity in Nigeria, and does not condone any form of undue commercial exploitation in any of its processes.
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC is an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina in The Netherlands, with Peak milk, Three Crowns and Friso under its umbrella.
With its Dairy Development Programme (DDP), the company has been able to support over 10,500 local dairy farmers to expand their investment opportunities, as the milk collected from these dairy farmers is used in the local manufacturing of Peak evaporated milk.