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The Value Chain of the Danish food cluster

In Denmark, the food cluster has a strong value chain that encompasses everything from primary production in agriculture and the fishing industry to the wide range of products available to Danish consumers. Along the way, several companies, researchers and both public and private organisations work ambitiously to make the Danish food industry what it is today. The Danish food cluster is known for its close and trusted relationships throughout the value chain – which has earned the Danish food industry its good reputation for delivering strong solutions and effective collaborations.

The DNA of the Danish food cluster

Collaboration, quality and sustainability; this is what makes the Danish food cluster unique.
Maintaining the high quality of Danish food production is a vital part of the Danish food cluster’s DNA, as our companies and governmental regulatory authorities work to maintain Denmark’s position as frontrunners in food quality and safety.
The Danish food cluster is known for its close ties between researchers, companies and public and private organisations. This collaboration forms the foundation of our unique Danish process for solving challenges through applied knowledge and innovation.
A vital part of our DNA is the tradition of constantly looking for better ways of solving challenges – and this covers the whole value chain, from environmentally-friendly agricultural production to the reduction of food waste.

Global challenges

Food production is one of the most important challenges in creating a globally sustainable future.
The world’s population grows exponentially every year and is expected to hit 9 billion by 2050. In the next 40 years, we will need to produce as much food as we have done in the previous 8,000 years.
Around the world, a growing middle-class is emerging. At the same time, climate change underlines the need for a more sustainable and resource-efficient food production.
Already, many countries and regions are suffering the consequences of over-eating and the diseases that follow. Meanwhile, other regions of the world struggle against undernourishment due to the lack of a secure supply or the unequal distribution of food.

The 17 Global Goals for sustainable development mirror the greatest challenges in the world. But at the same time, they also present numerous opportunities for business – especially in developing countries, where millions of people lack access to healthy food, water, sanitation and energy.
The Danish food cluster has years of experience in offering sustainable solutions. Globally, our companies are known for long-term, high-quality solutions. These include bio-ingredients that reduce food waste and technology that improves productivity for farmers and food producers.

The Danish food cluster contributes by constantly looking for better ways to produce enough food to meet the world’s growing demand – while leaving a green planet for future generations. It’s about a balance and it’s about change – and about always seeking a better solution.






Team Food Nation

Lise Walbom
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Mie Ole Lauritzen
Project Manager
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Marianne Petersen
Project Manager
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Ida Maria Kampmann
Project Assistant
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Kristoffer Havskov Hansen
Project Assistant
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Chairman of the board

Torben Ladegaard
Senior Advisor, Foss
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Ministry of Environment and Food
Per K. Christiansen
Head of Department for Food and Environment
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Susanne Hyldelund
State Secretary for Trade
Ministry of Business, Industry and financial affairs
Andrew Hjuler Crichton
Head of Coorporate Law
Danish Food and Allied Workers’ Union - NNF
Ole Wehlast
General Secretary
Danish Agriculture and Food Council
Jan Laustsen
Director, Trade and Market Relations
Confederation of Danish Industry
Leif Nielsen
Director, Danish Food and Drink Federation in DI
Peter Skov Madsen
Group Vice President
Carlsberg Denmark
Anders Bering
Vice President Corporate Affairs
Danish Crown
Karl Christian Møller
Chief Analyst
Kristian Eriknauer
Vice President, Cooperate Responsibility