The strategic sector cooperation with Nigeria

The Strategic sector cooperation (SSC) entails government to government cooperation, in which the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration functions as the Danish partner authority in different SSC-projects in e.g., Latin America, Africa and Asia.

A pre-project was initiated in August 2020 in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (FMAFS) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) .

The pre-project is entering a three-years first phase of the project.

The overall objective of the project is a green transformation of Nigeria's livestock production. In this regard, the Nigerian authorities are focused on food safety and cattle farming.

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration supports Nigeria with topics such as:

  • Feed handling
  • Animal registration
  • Management of animal diseases
  • Use of veterinary medicine and antibiotics
  • Risk-based management of food safety and traceability.

These topics are part of Nigeria’s political ambitions to transform their livestock sector towards a more efficient and greener direction.