FDBusiness.com

Tackling the Global Food Crisis

 Breaking News
  • EU Agri-food Exports are Holding Strong The value of EU agri-food exports reached €137.9 billion in 2017, corresponding to a sustained increase by 5.1% in value terms compared to 2016. Published by the European Commission, the latest monthly trade report details the export values for different sectors and origin. Major gains in annual values have been achieved in agri-food exports to the USA [...]...
  • Danone Continues to Make Solid Progress With Strong 2017 Results Danone has posted consolidated sales of €24.68 billion for 2017, up by 2.5% on a ‘like-for-like New Danone’ basis (reflecting the integration of the WhiteWave acquisition), including a 3.9% rise in value showing continued mix and value enhancement in all business sectors, which offset a 1.4% decline in volume. Full-year reported sales were up 12.5% [...]...
  • Nestlé Reports Weak Sales But Margins Improve Nestlé has reported a 0.4% increase in sales to SFr89.8 billion (€77.7 billion) for 2017. Net divestments reduced sales by 1.9%, largely related to the creation of the Froneri ice cream joint venture. Foreign exchange had a minimal negative impact of 0.1%. Organic growth was 2.4%, with 1.6% of real internal growth (RIG) and pricing [...]...
  • Customized Ingredient Solutions are the Way to More and Better Gluten-free Bakery DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced the results of a consumer survey where consumers in four key European markets were asked about their attitudes to gluten-free bakery products. The survey results have revealed untapped potential for bakers to develop more and better-quality products with extra nutritional benefits. While only an estimated 1 percent of the population [...]...
  • Leading Retailers Join the UK’s Big Plastics Debate Coca Cola, Co-Op, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Iceland will come together under one roof for the first time at Packaging Innovations 2018, to talk about the UK’s hottest topic – plastics in packaging. These leading brands will form a panel, as part of the show’s Big Plastics Debate, discussing the road ahead for packaging [...]...

Tackling the Global Food Crisis

Tackling the Global Food Crisis
February 10
12:39 2012

Private sector companies have an important role to play in addressing the global food crisis, according to Nestlé chief executive Paul Bulcke. In a speech at the ‘Feeding the World’ Economist Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Paul Bulcke said that the increasing world population, food waste, worldwide water shortages and the issue of using food for biofuels among others, all impact on food security.

Despite the challenges, there are ways and solutions to address this, he emphasised. Governments, public and private sectors and civil society all need to work together to address the issue of food security. He continued: “With an estimated 70% of global poverty in rural areas, investment in building agricultural capacity is crucial.”

Nestlé works with nearly 600,000 farmers worldwide by providing technical assistance, forming partnerships and giving financial support. Its ‘farm to factory’ initiative – Sustainable Agriculture Initiative at Nestlé – supports farmers and promotes sustainable development in agriculture globally. It is part of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative which unites all interested food companies, primary processors and traders.

Nestlé’s partnerships with agencies such as the East African Dairy Development Board help dairy farmers to boost sustainable milk production in Kenya and Uganda. And the company’s investment in the Nestlé Cocoa Plan and the Nescafé Plan shows its commitment to improve the supply chain, provide technical expertise, support farmer training and enhance living conditions for farming communities. This work is part of what Nestlé calls ‘Creating Shared Value’, an approach to business that aims to create value for the company’s shareholders at the same time as for those communities where it operates.

The ‘Feeding the World’ event is hosted by Economist Conferences – headed by The Economist newspaper. The summit brings together over 200 senior executives from around the world representing agribusiness, food manufacturing, policy, international agencies, science and the NGO community. It aims to provide action plans and new solutions to food security challenges.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • February 25, 2018fish international
  • February 27, 2018Warsaw Gastro Show
  • February 27, 2018Int'l Food Fair
  • February 28, 2018GAST
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements