The UN predicts that there will be around 9.8 billion people on the planet by 2050. Income levels will be many multiples of what they are now, putting more pressure on food production, land and water sources. In order to feed this larger, urban and wealthier population, food production (net of food used for biofuels) must increase by 60 percent to feed a world population of 9.3 billion.
The first school milk programme using Tetra Pak packages was introduced in 1962. We have since then continued to support our customers and work in collaboration with Governments, NGOs and UN Agencies in the development and implementation of school feeding programmes around the world. In 2021, 61 million children in 41 countries received milk or other nutritious beverages in Tetra Pak packages intermittently during the school year. The Covid-19 pandemic and the associated shutdowns had a significant impact on school feeding programmes causing food delivery disruptions everywhere.
With the global demand for milk set to overtake supply within a decade, the dairy industry is facing immense pressure. Through our Dairy Hub model, we help build sustainable value chains by training smallholder farmers and creating a link for our customers to source higher-quality milk.