Partnerships are crucial to ensure food safety and food security, says Arla

Access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food for all is a key theme at this week’s World Food Summit 2019 in Copenhagen.

Tim Ørting Jørgensen, executive vice president of Arla International, will talk about the importance of public-private partnerships to ensure food safety and food security.

Key policy makers, academia, business leaders and civil society will come together at the World Food Summit to discuss how the global food system can be transformed into a sustainable and healthy global food system in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Denmark-based Arla has said it is “increasingly mindful” of its role as one of the world’s largest dairy co-operatives and the need to integrate the SDGs into the business plans to ensure long-term positive impact for all stakeholders. Arla contributes to increasing food safety and food security in the dairy sector through public-private partnerships in countries such as China, Bangladesh and Nigeria.

“No-one can solve these issues alone,” said Tim Ørting Jørgensen. “We need multi-stakeholder partnerships with a combination of public, business and civil constituencies who engage together with their individual competencies and abilities. Governments and NGO’s should see businesses as a potential partner and benefit from our commercial perspective and knowledge of the sector to ensure long-term sustainable models with end-to-end focus and commercially viability. The World Food Summit is a great place to discuss the challenges and opportunities we face together.”

The World Food Summit takes place from August 29 to August 30 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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