Collaborative projects

Collaborative projects

Collaborative projects
Successful affordable nutrition projects rely on strong partnerships. At Arla Foods Ingredients, we collaborate with international networks, businesses, NGOs and research institutes. 

At the heart of each of each collaborative project lies one overarching mission: to relieve the burden of malnutrition and its consequences for children and young mothers in particular.

Our key partners

  • GAIN
  • SUN Business Network
  • DanChurchAid
  • Universities

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a foundation launched in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. In 2014, GAIN initiated the GAIN Nordic Partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients as one of the founding partners. Bringing together companies, civil society organisations, academia and the public sector, this multi-sector platform aims to facilitate scalable and inclusive business models, which enhance the nutritional value of food in developing countries. GAIN Nordic Partnership is a forum for collaboration, action and knowledge sharing.  

SUN Business Network
The SUN Business Network was launched in 2012 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. These business models include those developed through the GAIN Nordic Partnership. We became a member in early 2017.

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. Like Arla Foods Ingredients, DCA is a founder member of the GAIN Nordic Partnership.

Leading university scientists conduct studies to identify optimum, affordable nutrition for undernourished children and reduce food waste by optimising the processing of local produce such as papaya and exploring new business opportunities that utilise dairy side streams. We support this work either alone or in collaboration with other organisations.

Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge  
Through our collaborative projects, we want to contribute to the UN’s zero hunger sustainable development goal. This is why we have also signed up to the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge. Read more about our commitment to the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge here.

The Power of Specialized Nutrition

The Power of Specialized Nutrition

In sub-Saharan Africa, 20% of pregnant women are undernourished, posing risks to their health and their babies' lives. Dr. Mark Manary's research with Arla Foods Ingredients explores how ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) can help. Discover the potential of specialized nutrition.  

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