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Bridging the Infrastructural Gap in the Nigerian Dairy Sector

Nigeria dairy farmers are mostly pastoralists who are concentrated in rural regions of the country. Dairy production, however, requires the availability of water for animal consumption, milk production, and processing, as well as the irrigation of fodder land, road access and cold storage to ensure the rapid transportation of milk to off-takers and access to markets. To this effect, dairy farmers require critical infrastructure such as boreholes to improve water access, good road networks to transport milk efficiently and cold chain facilities to preserve fresh milk. Unfortunately, rural communities have limited access to key amenities.