The success of Arla Foods Ingredients’ work with affordable food depends on a close cooperation with external partners. Within these relationships, knowledge of whey nutrients and their health impact can be developed; combined expertise can stimulate local value chains; and capability training and awareness campaigns can empower local business ventures.
Our main partners are:
GAIN Nordic Partnership
The GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) Nordic Partnership is a multi-sector platform that aims to facilitate scalable and inclusive business models, which enhance the nutritional value of food in developing countries. The platform brings together companies, civil society organisations, academia and the public sector to bridge knowledge and goals. GAIN Nordic Partnership is a forum for collaboration, action and knowledge sharing. We are a foundering member.
In December 2016, the Danish development cooperation Danida granted financial support for a GAIN Nordic project to develop the Ethiopian dairy market. You can read more about the project here.
See more about NGO and company partnerships for inclusive business here on page 92 you can read about a case study about the collaboration between Arla Foods Ingredients, DanChurchAid, GAIN Nordic, and the Confederation of Danish Industry.
SUN Business Network
The SUN Business Network was launched in 2010 by the World Food Programme and GAIN to promote business engagement in the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement. The aim is to build a network of businesses — food, non-food, multinational and local — to develop the profitable, sustainable and innovative business models required to scale up nutrition in developing countries. We became a member in early 2017 and now today we are a global member offering different technical assistances to small and medium sized enterprises across the globe.
DanChurchAid (DCA) is an NGO dedicated to helping people living in poverty or whose lives are threatened. In 2018, DCA and Arla Foods Ingredients entered a partnership agreement to share knowledge and expertise and develop new affordable food concepts. The first initiative is a new Sustainable Food Platform to promote local production of nutritious food for people living in or around refugee camps. World Resources Institute and P4G have provided financial support for the project. Like Arla Foods Ingredients, DCA is a foundering member of the GAIN Nordic Partnership.
A nutritious biscuit produced with locally grown quinoa will soon be launched as an affordable snack for malnourished families in Ethiopia – one small step towards securing a sustainable and healthier local food supply. You can see more about the project here.
Leading university scientists in paediatric nutrition conduct studies to identify optimum, affordable nutrition for undernourished children. We support this work either alone or in collaboration with other organisations.