The National Dairy Development Promotions (NDDP) is designed to be a private sector driven project to complement the proposed Federal Government of Nigeria National Dairy Policy which will help in boosting milk production as well as develop other dairy products. Currently, our dairy requirement is largely met by 60 percent imports and 40 percent local production.
With the right partnerships and support, NDDP will work to facilitate developmental programmes, conferences, exhibitions, data collections & publications, innovation workshops and trainings to boost the milk yields, consumption and advocacy for the industry. NDDP also aims to help facilitate facilities to at least 20,000 smallholder farmers each year and while stimulating income growth for an additional 400,000 secondary beneficiaries.
Nigeria’s performance in milk production lags behind other countries. India is emerging as one of the largest producers of Dairy with an increasing economic profile. Since March 15, 2012, the World Bank has been funding a 7 years dairy development project which is scheduled to end by November 29, 2019 to the tune of US$ 453.90 million in India. The development also offers a pathway out of poverty for many livestock farmers and will increase milk production.