NDDP Kano Baseline Report

Overview of the Baseline Study

The Nigerian Dairy Development Program (NDDP) is a processor-led dairy program implemented by Sahel Capital Partners & Advisory Limited in partnership with leading dairy processors FrieslandCampina Wamco (FCW) in Oyo State and L&Z Integrated Farms Ltd. (L&Z) in Kano State. The program aims to strengthen the Dairy Transformation Agenda of the Government by demonstrating proof-of-scale in Nigeria’s processor-led initiatives for dairy development.

Sahel Capital conducted a baseline study on 320 households in 6 LGAs in Kano state to gather data on cluster population, household size, income, milk collection volume, milk yields, cattle population and other key social and economic indicators. A purposive sampling method was used. 147 (46%) of the households interviewed are integrated into L&Z’s supply chain (they currently supply milk to L&Z); the remaining 173 have been identified as potential suppliers but have not yet been integrated. The husband and 1st wife were interviewed. The Sahel team also randomly interviewed additional wives for validation, bringing the total number of individuals interviewed as part of the study to 715. Moreover, key informant interviews with L&Z staff including the MD, Alhaji Abubakar; Executive Director of Operations, Hajia Rakiya Lami Abubakar; Farm Manager, Dr. Uchenna Ameachina; and the Supply Relations Officer (SRO), Aliyu Abubakar were conducted.

This report provides its intended audience, which includes the program’s funders and other relevant stakeholders in the public and social sectors, with findings around respondents’ demographic and occupational characteristics, their asset ownership and productivity levels, their participation in the formal dairy sector and their access to basic services and social amenities. These findings can inform potential interventions to catalyze the dairy sector in Kano state. In addition, the baseline data provided in this report will serve as a factual basis against which Sahel will track the performance of the NDDP program. Finally, this baseline study will also serve as an entry point for the experts engaged to conduct gender and nutrition studies in Kano State, in order to examine cultural beliefs, knowledge attitudes and practices that influence social norms which could impact the success of the program among participating dairy households.

May 24, 2018
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