What we do

IDF is the only organization representing the entire dairy value chain at a global level.

While IDF working groups cover a wide range of areas of expertise, four focus areas, seen as essential to achieve IDF’s vision, provide a common focus for the IDF work programme:

Nutrition

Nutrition

IDF supports science-based nutrition policies to ensure that dairy is an integral part of the diet for all age groups and contributes to sustainable nutrition for all

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Sustainability

Sustainability

IDF supports a vibrant dairy sector committed to improving its ability to provide safe and nutritious milk and dairy products whilst preserving natural resources

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Dairy Safety & Quality

Dairy Safety & Quality

IDF engages in safeguarding the integrity and transparency of the dairy supply chain to ensure the safety and quality of milk and dairy products

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Standards

Standards

IDF contributes to the development of science-based globally harmonized standards, guidelines, codes of practice and related methodologies across all working areas, to continually improve regulatory environments for the dairy sector

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PUBLICATIONS
IDF provides a permanent source of authoritative scientific and technical information relevant to the dairy sector.
The World Dairy Situation Report

A unique publication offering a comprehensive analysis of market trends, trade, dairy productions and consumption.

IDF|ISO Standards

International Standards for methods of analysis and sampling of milk and milk products used as references at a national and global level.

Joint reports and guides

Working hand-in-hand with international organizations to publish authoritative guidelines and best practice manuals.

IDF Bulletins

Covering a wide range of dairy-related issues, IDF Bulletins are the go-to references for the dairy professionals.

EVENTS
IDF events offer outstanding learning and networking opportunities for all stakeholders of the dairy chain:
  • IDF World Dairy Summit
  • IDF/ISO Analytical Week
  • IDF Scientific and Technical symposia
  • IDF local events
  • Other events