Dare to Dairy Stories

Discussion Paper – The Circular Dairy Economy

The Dutch dairy sector is well positioned to lead a transition to the circular economy, which can help safeguard its ‘license to operate’. Ahead of the World Dairy Summit, held in October 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Circle Economy and FrieslandCampina explored the potential pathways for the Dutch dairy sector to transition to the circular economy. […]

Make a change and get inspired: the programme

“Dare to Change” is the motto applicable to the set-up of the IDF World Dairy Summit in October. Several changes have been introduced to the overall program this year, alongside various traditional elements of the IDF summits that remain unchanged. Something that never changes is the amount of knowledge and insights that will be shared […]

Time for a new approach to the world milk price?

In 2016, all eyes in the dairy world have been on the world milk price and they appear to have spotted light at the end of the tunnel. Milk prices finally seem to be increasing sustainably, but only time will tell whether this upswing offers real potential or whether the considerable price fluctuations will remain. […]

Dare to discuss dairy

The Dutch dairy chain, which is driven by more than 18,000 dairy farmers, is currently facing a significant challenge: it has to bring about sustainable development while simultaneously enhancing and expanding its position in an increasingly competitive global market. If they are to successfully take on this challenge, it is essential that all parties in […]

What are the limits to dairy’s growth?

In 2013, global milk production was 638 million tonnes and by 2050 global consumption is estimated to increase by 58 percent. In 2011, dairy provided around 26% of animal product-based proteins and a third of all animal product-based calories supplied daily, more than eggs, poultry, beef or pigs. The fastest growing markets for dairy are […]

How do we produce more with less?

Feeding 2 billion more people in 35 years while reducing the resources we use today to produce food! That is the fundamental challenge of sustainability. Throughout history, humankind’s habit has been to use up local resources as the population grew and move on when the local resources were depleted. That option is no longer available. […]

Connecting citizens with the Dairy story in Rotterdam

This year the city of Rotterdam plays host to the World Dairy Summit. It makes us wonder: what is the connection between Rotterdam, its citizens and Dutch dairy? In a 100 year period, the Netherlands has built up a strong export position in dairy. This has been created by joining the expertise and entrepreneurship of […]

Dairy Development Programme: one for all, all for one

The global population is expected to grow from 7.4 billion people in 2015 to more than 9 billion people in 2050. At this point in time, the food industry is not capable of feeding all these mouths with high-quality, sustainable, and safe products. In light of the global challenges we are facing, FrieslandCampina is committed […]

Building bridges: part two

Give dairy farmers in developing countries a market and support them with new production models. That way we can build bridges between the dairy industry and local production in developing countries. In part one I have outlined the different problems we are facing and the opportunities we can grasp. In this part, I will explain […]

Building bridges: part one

Give dairy farmers in developing countries a market and support them with new production models. That way we can build bridges between the dairy industry and local production in developing countries. If the dairy industry truly wants to make its production chains more sustainable, it will have to invest more – and invest differently – […]