Commitments to action

Dairy Nourishes Africa

Global Dairy Platform, Land O’Lakes Venture37 Bain & Company.

Dairy Nourishes Africa (DNA) is a public-private partnership that contributes to all five of the 2021 Food Systems Summit action tracks. DNA’s aim is to use the power of the dairy industry to address key issues affecting society. In particular; malnutrition, equitable livelihoods, empowerment for women and youth while simultaneously improving the sector’s environmental performance.

It does so by:

  • Reaching 10 million consumers through targeted marketing and behaviour change campaigns, ensuring access to safe and nutritious foods across East Africa.
  • Supporting 45,000 farmers to enhance on-farm productivity and economics.
  • Accelerating and incubating 50 leading dairy enterprises through the promotion of innovative, sustainable, and farmer-allied business models.
  • Transforming the dairy industry to catalyze long-term outcomes, including i) 40% reduction in stunting, ii) consumption of 200 litres of milk and other dairy products per person per year, iii) 5% contribution of the dairy sector to national GDP, iv) 3 million jobs created within the dairy sector and, v) net-zero emissions by enterprise partners within the dairy value chain.

DNA helps improve the health and well-being of people through access to improved nutrition through wholesome dairy products. DNA strengthens farmer-allied intermediaries/processors to reach their full potential. And DNA helps farmers grow production, enhances women’s active participation throughout the value chain, improves environmental sustainability from farm-to-fork, and increases economic opportunities.

DNA takes a market-led, systems approach where farmer-allied dairy processors are the linchpins for accelerating transformation, working to drive optimal outcomes from farms to consumers and across the operating environment. DNA is an innovative partnership that empowers consumers, farmers, and others working throughout the dairy supply chain.

Constituency

Private sector

Action Area(s)

Nourish All People

Location

Eastern Africa

Key contact

Jay Waldvogel, Global Dairy Platform
[email protected]

Keywords

Nutrition
Livelihoods
Women

Downloads

NA

Related commitments

FoodBytes! by Rabobank

The FoodBytes! innovation platform is an engine for ongoing collaboration between large food and agriculture companies, startups and
investors working towards a more sustainable food system that will increase the availability of nutritious food, make food more affordable and reduce inequities in access to food.

Read More »

Zero Hunger Coalition

The coalition aims to achieve ending hunger, in a sustainable and nutritious way. While doing this, it will generate co-benefits: meeting the Paris climate emission targets and doubling the income of 545 million food producers.

Read More »

Enhancing Mountain Livelihood and Resilience

To create demand for mountain products and services and to provide excellent customer service to clients. OWF (Organic World and Fair Future) will strive to be consistently innovated with mountain product development and to work to achieve its goal of providing the highest quality of organic food products and services to customers.

Read More »