Case Study

School feeding program in Nigeria (A): Tetra Pak’s business and development goal

15 pages
December 2006
Reference: IMD-2-0127

The case documents Tetra Pak’s ambitious efforts to collaborate with the governor of Nasarawa State in Nigeria in the setting up of a school feeding program based on a non-milk product that will eventually use local cereals; Nutrisip. This is a business, and not a philanthropic initiative that is also aimed at kick-starting local industry (thus relieving poverty) while improving child nutrition at the same time. It is engaging Tetra Pak in tackling many challenging business and development issues. The case shows the experience of Tetra Pak over the first two years of the program and illustrates the challenges and obstacles encountered by the company while trying to get this ambitious program off the ground, promote local production of Nutrisip and secure the supply and distribution chain for the product.

Learning Objective

1. Change traditional perceptions of the role of business in society 2. Show how innovation can be introduced in a sustainable manner and in a developing country 3. Understand the challenges of working in a developing world context at its most challenging 4. Understand the power of partnerships to reinforce corporate sustainability initiatives.

Corporate Responsibility, Malnutrition, Poverty Alleviation, Food Processing, Corporate Sustainability Management
1996 with interventions in school feeding programs in developing countries, ends in Dec 2005
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© 2006
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