Danone and FAO collaborate to improve nutrition and agriculture practices in Egypt
30-07-2021 09:33:46 | by: Bob Koigi | hits: 1611 | Tags:

Danone has signed a partnership with The UN-Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aiming at improving nutrition, agriculture practices and food safety across Egypt for more sustainable food systems.

The collaboration involved exchanging the most recent information on developing food safety problems as well as sharing data on food consumption and nutritional intakes in order to enhance awareness and encourage the adoption of better eating habits in Egypt as a pilot nation.

Furthermore, it included exchanging information about food systems and nutrition security through the FAO's provision of e-learning courses and digital certification to Danone employees; and promoting compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and responsible corporate behavior in global agricultural supply chains.

“The collaboration will reinforce the company's goal to promote health through food to as many people as possible through its products,” Mr. Haitham Sadek, General Manager and Managing Director at Danone Egypt. “We have a clear set of long-term objectives that contribute to the United Nations' 2030 SDGs and inspired by our ‘One Planet. One Health' vision. Through these goals, we pledge to, among other things, impacting Egyptian’s health, laying the groundwork for healthy generations,” he added.

The UN-FAO Agency and Danone recognize that sustainable food and farming practices need to be strengthened, and people need to have access to more diversified and healthier nutritious meals. “This partnership will assist in promoting efforts to enhance food security and nutrition as well as improve the sustainability of food systems,” FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu emphasized.

With a plant in Obour city and a world-class dairy plant in Nubariya city, Danone Egypt, a subsidiary of Danone company, has many positive contributions to the Egyptian society that support healthier lifestyles.