Supporting local milk production in Nigeria
Since 2020, ofi’s Nigeria subsidiary, Outspan Nigeria, has supported local nomad dairy herders and communities by investing in bespoke programs. These are developed in partnership with a local partner, Kano Dairy and Livestock Husbandry Cooperative Union, to make sure our programs are tailored to the specific needs of these communities. For example, Outspan constructed five Milk Collection Centers (MCC) close to smallholder dairy farms in Kano State.
Before, local women walked many miles to sell their milk in distant markets, but now the MCC does this for them. We have also supplied high quality feed to improve the health of the cows in the local area, and conducted training to help nomad herders improve the wellbeing, productivity and fertility of their cows. In addition, we have set up transportation and cooling systems to preserve the quality of milk produced in the region.