Commercial Dairy Ranchers Association of Nigeria (CODARAN)


The Commercial Dairy Ranchers Association of Nigeria (CODARAN) was incorporated by five Promoters (who constitute its Board of Trustees) at the Corporate Affairs Commission, on the 24th day of January 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. CODARAN is the nationwide apex body and collective voice for the interests of indigenous commercial dairy producers, ranch operators and dairy farmers of small, medium and large-scale. CODARAN is a non-political membership organization.

Our efforts are aimed at:

  • Developing the Dairy Industry to meet the daily nutritional needs of Nigerians by fully harnessing local milk resources to create jobs, national wealth and sufficiency.
  • Providing services and relevant information to members to enable them improve their operations and enhance their capacity to meet growing demands for dairy products.
  • Representing our membership as a united industry, before legislative bodies and regulatory agencies, and promoting and safeguarding common business interests.
  • Advocacy, communications, networking, public relations, and promotion programs that further the sales and distribution of dairy products of members.
  • Promoting mutual cooperation for optimal usage of resources and Self-regulation of members to ensure adoption of international best practices in production and efficient distribution of fresh and safe dairy products.

To be the foremost, globally recognized association for professionalism, advocacy, and promotion of quality nutritious dairy products across Africa made from local resources.


To actively build networks of supports for Nigerian Dairy value chain operators through policy advocacy and business actions that foster growth, development and ultimate transformation of the sector into a major contributor to the national economy.

Our Services
Trade Mission and Exchange Missions

The missions provide opportunity for dairy stakeholders across the entire dairy value chain to learn world class practices, technologies and solutions in the dairy industry, and to transfer this knowledge and skills to help propel Nigerian dairy to the next level by leveraging on business partnerships.

Public Policy Advocacy

We act as the collective voice of dairy industry operators in Nigeria by expressing the views of members to shape progressive policies and reforms.


We provide short courses to promote best practices and build capacity in the Nigerian dairy industry.

Mentoring and Dairy Business Advisory

We provide mentoring and advisory services for newcomers in the dairy business and others who need guidance to reposition their dairy businesses for optimal productivity.

Conferences and Exhibitions

Our international dairy conferences bring together dairy farmers, companies, investors, researchers, regulators, and policy makers for knowledge-sharing and networking to the benefit of businesses and the growing Nigerian dairy industry.

Research and Data Collection

We explore and discover new knowledge and ideas, gather and measure information of interest to build an industry that thrives on best practices and data-backed decision making.


We publish monthly newsletters, quarterly and annual reports on the outlook of the Nigerian, African and global dairy sectors.


Members are companies actively involved in various aspects of the livestock and dairy value chain. Membership is by institution, not by individual, with an institutional representative designated to participate and make decisions on its behalf. Each member has one vote and the designated representative shall be allowed to hold elected office in CODARAN. Once in elected office, the individual holds the office, not his company. All member organizations must be in good standing, legally registered, and truly representative of its sector.

We've been working since 2017 to transform the Nigerian dairy sector! We deploy a partnership and collaboration centred approach in our implementation.Let's Work Together
Several Dairy-Focused Projects Supported
36States with active CODARAN presence

Recent News

We are actively building networks of supports for the Nigerian Dairy value chain operators through policy advocacy and business actions. Find out more.
How to become a member?

Membership of CODARAN is open to any company or cooperative operating in the production, aggregation and collection, processing, packaging, marketing and distribution of dairy products in Nigeria. For more details on how to become a member, kindly send an email to

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to the membership directory for networking and business dealings
  • Discounts on study trips and trade missions organized by CODARAN.
  • Discount on access fees to CODARAN’s research materials and collated industry data
  • Free Mentoring Programme
  • Ten (10) percent discount on fees for trainings, seminars and conferences organized by CODARAN
  • Exclusive access to industry-specific offers like dairy industry-targeted financial programmes from the Central Bank of Nigeria and other financial institutions
  • Free reference letters to financial institutions, business partners or embassies
  • Exclusive invitations to major policy and advocacy engagements with government and    international agencies.
  • Free delivery of monthly E-newsletters and annual dairy industry report
  • Ten (10) percent discount on advert fees on all CODARAN platform.
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No. 34 Queen Elizbeth Crescent, Asokoro, FCT-Abuja, Nigeria

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