Food for Development works with customers, governments, development agencies, funding organizations and NGOs to drive development of dairy and food value chains worldwide.

​​​Increasing access to nutrition worldwide

Food for Development, set up in 2000, helps drive development of the entire dairy and food value chain, by working with customers, governments, development agencies, funding organizations and NGOs all over the world. Through strong public/private partnerships, we support development in emerging countries and increase access to nutrition worldwide.

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Our commitment to adopting a value chain approach goes back to the 1960s, and the earliest days of the aseptic packaging solution. Ruben Rausing recognized that in order to help customers in developing countries build up a sustainable and profitable dairy industry, it was important to focus on the development of the whole milk value chain.

Since then, Tetra Pak has been supporting governments and dairy processors in developing school feeding programmes around the world. These programmes address hunger and malnourishment, at the same time as creating demand for agricultural products from the local market.

We also support dairy farming development, helping local dairy processors to access more and better locally produced milk while helping smallholder farmers to move from subsistence farming to running milk production as a profitable business. Nearly 1 billion people worldwide live on dairy farms, smallholdings or in landless households, keeping one or more animals

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The value chain approach

Together with our sister company DeLaval, which offers products and services for milk producers, we have the knowledge and expertise to support the dairy value chain from cow to consumer. We work to address the needs and requirements of each actor in the food value chain, creating links and filling gaps, with the ultimate goal of making food both safe and available, everywhere.

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