I happened to catch an interview on RTE with one of the Irish creameries and they seemed to be pleased with themselves that they were exporting a 100m of powered milk to be shipped to Nigeria to be then rehydraded and sold to Nigerian consumers. As European farmers live off taxpayer grants it means that their production price is artificially low. On the Nigerian side these subsidised imports make it less attractive to get into dairy farming and related manufacturing? either that or Nigerian farmers are so useless that the EU is doing them a favour?
there have been many examples in the past where EU exports meant that African farmers were leaving crops in the ground, is it still going on?
Agricultural Products; Reinvent Rebuild
Most of Nigeria’s dairy imports are lower-grade milk powder. Nigeria’s dairy processors (including ice cream, chocolate milk, yogurt, and long-life milk producers) rely on combining and reconstituting milk powder imported mostly from the Netherlands and Denmark. Despite a huge market, U.S. market share for dairy products remains insignificant as freight costs from the U.S. are well above those from the European Union. The U.S. should take advantage of its more efficient dairy processing over third country suppliers to control market share for high-value dairy products such as cheese, ice cream, butter and others.