Whey2Value – Greening the dairy sector

Climate change, food insecurity, and malnutrition are some of the biggest challenges in Pakistan. The interdependency of these issues urges the need to find ways to simultaneously address all of them through integrated solutions, and this project serves as a prime example.

The dairy sector in Pakistan plays an important role in per capita greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, and eutrophication. This project addresses this by decreasing environmental pollution from waste streams from cheese production. The waste, whey-water, will be transformed into a tasty, safe, affordable, and healthy drink for children. This will foster inclusive green private sector growth in the dairy sector, create new revenue streams, new jobs in processing and distribution, particularly for youth and women, as well as address malnutrition among children in Pakistan.

Administrative Partner GAIN - Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
Key Commercial Partner Arla Food Ingredients
Other Partners Ajmair Foods Private Limited/Cakes and Bakes, Confederation of Danish Industry, Fauji Foods Limited
Country Pakistan
Sector Agriculture & agro-processing
Open / Closed Open
Duration April 2024 - April 2029
Approval Year 2023