Nutreco's story

Imagine a baby born today. Digital native, world citizen, modern human. And like all the other eight billion humans on the earth today, she is an omnivore – which means as she enters her toddler and childhood stages, she will be able to choose from a wide and varied diet. Protein is an important part of it, on a daily basis. At Nutreco, our business is built around supporting the people who produce this healthy protein for her.

By the time this child is 30, our planet will have a population of around 10 billion people. Like her, they will all need high-quality protein to live and thrive. To feed them, the food industry will need to produce 56% more food than we do today.

However, the world this child is being born into is changing rapidly, and her access to nutritious, affordable protein is threatened. In emerging countries, the middle class is growing fast and, with it, demand for meat and seafood is surging.

If we don’t revolutionise how we produce the essential proteins we need, how we manage our food waste, how we balance food costs as a portion of income and how we use technology to create alternative proteins, we will face a global humanitarian food crisis. By her 30s, this child born today could end up living on a depleted planet without the nutrition she needs to survive.


We believe that there is a solution that will provide fair opportunities for farmers, protect and restore natural resources and be driven by the transparency and traceability consumers demand. It will require dramatically better planning and management and the widespread deployment of precision farming approaches, regenerative agriculture and circular nutrient management.

Due to our deep expertise in animal nutrition and farming, our long-standing dedication to innovation, the support of our parent company and the passionate commitment of our people, Nutreco and our business lines, Skretting and Trouw Nutrition, are well-positioned to be leaders in this transformation.

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