Dairy MAX, a nonprofit organization representing 900 dairy farm families across eight states, continues its commitment to serve farmers and families thanks to FedEx Custom Critical. During the month of May, FedEx Custom Critical supported Dairy MAX by donating two, temperature-controlled trucks, with lift gate capabilities, in order to distribute more than 8,600 gallons of milk to several North Texas Food Bank locations. These mass distribution sites feed families across 13 North Texas counties, making milk an essential item.
BCtA member company renews its commitment with an ambitious goal to reach an additional 1350 farmers across Turkey, improving lives through increased quality and productivity.
ISTANBUL, September 10, /3BL Media/ – Spurred on by the success of its previous commitments under Business Call to Action (BCtA), Turkish food and dairy company Pinar Dairy has renewed its BCtA commitment, pledging to train and support an additional 1350 rural, small-scale dairy farmers across Turkey by June 2020. Female farmers will receive specialized women-focused training, while others will be trained on animal health and feeding and financial literacy.
Agriculture has achieved a lot over the past century, but there’s still a long way to go to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 and ensure sustainable food production systems, increase the incomes of smallholder farmers and end hunger.
The Dairy Hub concept goes to the heart of food safety and dairy development, by helping strengthen the dairy value chain in developing countries. The goal of Dairy Hubs is to help our customers in developing countries access better-quality, locally produced milk. At the same time, it helps smallholder farmers become profitable dairy producers, raising income and improving nutrition in areas that need it most. Already active in Bangladesh and Nicaragua, our Food for Development team recently launched a new project with local partner Cargills in Jaffna district in northeast Sri Lanka.
Chaired by senior journalist Zeinab Badawi. Panelists: Azita Shariati CEO, Sodexo Nordic. Dr. Michael Grosse, Executive Vice President Development & Service Operations, Tetra Pak. Matt Kovac, Executive Director, Food Industry Asia. Stefan Catsicas, Executive Vice President of Nestlé. EAT Stockholm Food Forum, June 2016. www.eatforum.org
In 2014, 8.2 billion Tetra Pak packages filled with milk or other nutritious drinks reached 66 million children all around the world. In cooperation with governments, food processors, development agencies and NGO’s, Tetra Pak and Tetra Laval Food for Development are supporting practical implementation of school milk programmes around the world. Some recent highlights are:
It's ironic, isn't it? That many of the farmers and workers who grow the world's food struggle to feed their own families.
Chronic hunger and malnutrition are pervasive in agricultural communities across the globe. Many farmers skip meals so their kids don't go hungry, with entire families suffering the most between harvests--a time known as "the thin months".
The Tetra Pak Dairy Index is an annual report, which is designed to help dairy producers identify new opportunities for growth while offering all industry watchers information on the latest facts, figures and trends related to the global dairy industry.
By Brian Kennell, President and CEO of United States and Canada for the Swiss-based multi-national Tetra Pak
When the milk industry moved away from the "Got Milk" tagline last year after 20 years of featuring smiling celebrities with milk mustaches, it wasn't because consumers didn't love the ads. It was because the campaign didn't stop the steady downward slide in Americans' milk consumption.