The challenge

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.

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Food for Development

Tetra Laval Food for Development drives the development of the dairy and food value chain through cooperation with customers, governments, development cooperation agencies, funding organisations and NGO’s all over the world.

School feeding and nutrition

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.

Dairy development

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.

Food affordability

Our DEEPER IN THE PYRAMID strategy is helping to bring safe, healthy and nutritious products to millions of low-income households.