The most valuable animal in The Gambia
By the year 2050, there will be 9.7 billion people on planet earth. Currently, we're failing to feed just over 7 billion.
To meet the ever-growing need for food while preserving the ecosystems we depend upon, humanity will need to innovate. Livestock systems must increase yield, decrease their environmental footprint, and make products accessible to those who need them most.
Gambia Goat Dairy is the first commercial goat milking facility in The Gambia. We aim to achieve food security through environmentally sustainable interventions. We prioritize animal welfare and act on community-defined need as we work to solve one of the world's toughest problems.
The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa, located on the continent's western coast. It's surrounded on 3 sides by Senegal, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
The Gambia is experiencing a 10.5% acute malnutrition prevalence and over 25% of its children under the age of 5 are severely or moderately stunted. Livestock are 30 times less productive than those in more developed nations, and the country relies heavily on dairy imports.
The Business Plan
By year 5 of the pilot project, we want to be providing 108,000 servings of protein per year to undernourished populations and generating a surplus of $20,000.00 USD per year from the ongoing business operation.
Gambia Goat Dairy targets a variety of market segments to ensure that our product reaches the populations that need it most. We operate with a close-knit network of Gambian and international advisors to achieve our social and financial goals.
Gambia Goat Dairy is located on 9.6 acres of land in Sanyang Village, a coastal town in The Gambia. With rich soil and lush forage, this is an ideal location to raise local West African Dwarf goats in a way they never have before.
While maximizing yield, our dairy prioritizes animal welfare and environmental stewardship. This modern facility is designed specifically to accommodate the physiology of The Gambia's endemic goat breed, the West African Dwarf.