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Vom J. Vet. Sci.. 2012; 9(1): 32-39


MAJOR ISSUES IN NIGERIA DAIRY VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT

ANNATTE ISAH; FATIMA B A; WAMBAI Y S; RUMA B M; GIDEON M M; LAWAL U S; LAWRENCE O I; ALIGANA M; SHOFELA A K; MARK L K and KASIM H I.

Abstract
Cluster Youth Dairy Development Programs in Nigeria are expected to make concrete contributions towards achieving market-led and knowledge-based transformation agenda of the Federal Government. To that end, strengthening capacities of the youths and linking them to production development program should deserve due policy attention. Lessons from initiatives in other countries are thus crucial to inform policy and the development of context specific innovative strategies. This paper aims to make a modest contribution to the discourse in Nigeria on dairy cluster development and the related dairy ‘developmental institutions’. The paper highlights the major issues in Nigeria dairy value chain development; it also discusses key strengths and constraints, the opportunities and challenges that government should address to be able to realize their mandates and to meet ever changing expectations.

Key words: Nigeria, Dairy, Value Chain, Development issues



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