According to the International Farm Comparison Network, of the 960 million tonnes of milk produced globally, 377 million tonnes are currently produced by smallholder farms.
Within the next decade, our global demand for milk is set to overtake supply, putting the dairy industry under immense pressure. With our industry expertise, we help secure a long-term supply of locally produced quality milk and minimise food loss.
Launched in 2011, the Dairy Hub programme links local smallholder farmers to dairy processors and provides relevant cooling infrastructure and technology along with training services to help increase the supply of locally produced, high-quality milk.
As a result since the start, more than 54,000 smallholder farmers have delivered milk to our customers and been provided access to formal markets – while improving livelihoods and increasing income of local farmers.
1By positive impact we mean driving better outcome for our own workforce, workers and communities in our supply chain, workers in collection and recycling and people in our value chain affected by climate change and the transition to net-zero in the areas of labour, discrimination, hazardous working conditions and sustainable income, among others