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DAIRY’S ROLE IN NOURISHING THE WORLD
Every day, billions of people around the world consume high quality protein, calcium and other key nutrients from milk and dairy products.
Hundreds of millions depend on the dairy sector for their livelihoods as farmers, processors, suppliers or traders.
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DAIRY’S ROLE IN NOURISHING THE WORLD
Every day, billions of people around the world consume high quality protein, calcium and other key nutrients from milk and dairy products.
Hundreds of millions depend on the dairy sector for their livelihoods as farmers, processors, suppliers or traders.
Read more
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DAIRY’S ROLE IN NOURISHING THE WORLD
Every day, billions of people around the world consume high quality protein, calcium and other key nutrients from milk and dairy products.
Hundreds of millions depend on the dairy sector for their livelihoods as farmers, processors, suppliers or traders.
Read more
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DAIRY’S ROLE IN NOURISHING THE WORLD
Every day, billions of people around the world consume high quality protein, calcium and other key nutrients from milk and dairy products.
Hundreds of millions depend on the dairy sector for their livelihoods as farmers, processors, suppliers or traders.
Read more
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DAIRY’S ROLE IN NOURISHING THE WORLD
Every day, billions of people around the world consume high quality protein, calcium and other key nutrients from milk and dairy products.
Hundreds of millions depend on the dairy sector for their livelihoods as farmers, processors, suppliers or traders.
Read more
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DAIRY’S ROLE IN NOURISHING THE WORLD
Every day, billions of people around the world consume high quality protein, calcium and other key nutrients from milk and dairy products.
Hundreds of millions depend on the dairy sector for their livelihoods as farmers, processors, suppliers or traders.
Read more

About IDF
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) represents the global dairy sector and ensures the best scientific expertise is used to support high quality milk and nutritious, safe and sustainable dairy products.
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LATEST UPDATES
12 March 2019 /

How the Dairy Sector is Tackling Food Waste

The dairy sector is committed to adopting sustainable practices and ultimately being a key contributor to sustainable food systems. Of course, tackling food waste is a critical part of that effort. As the chair of the Standing Committee on Environment at the International Dairy Federation (IDF), I am honoured to have the chance to speak this week at a side event for the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi and present a case study on the dairy sector’s innovative approaches to reducing food waste.

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05 March 2019 /

Three Reasons Dairy is an Essential Part of a Sustainable Diet

The UN Environment Assembly will be gathering soon in Nairobi to discuss the theme of “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”. How we can build sustainable food systems will no doubt be at the centre of these discussions. As the President of the International Dairy Federation (IDF), every day I see the important role that dairy plays in meeting these challenges. Feeding the world with healthy and sustainable food is a goal that we all share, and we must make sure that the calories being consumed come from nutrient rich sources if we genuinely want people to be healthy. It is here that dairy provides a welcome solution.

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20 November 2018 /

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance In The Dairy Sector Is A Global Effort To Ensure Animal And Public Health, And Food Safety

The dairy sector has adopted an integrated supply chain management approach to curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This requires positive actions and cooperation by all players such as dairy farmers, veterinarians, dairy and meat processing companies, animal feed producers, pharmaceutical firms and regulators.

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WORKING AREAS
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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KEY FACTS
1 Billion

Dairy provides up to one billion livelihoods

802.2 million

In 2014, milk production was estimated at 802.2 million tonnes.

+2.3%

Milk production is steadily growing: +2.3% on average every year since 2000.

83.6 billion USD

In 2013, the trade of milk products equals around 83.6 billion USD in terms of value.

150 million

Globally, around 150 million small-scale dairy households, equivalent to 750 million people, are engaged in milk production

328.4 billion USD

In 2013, the gross production value of raw milk produced across the world equals 328.4 billion USD.

+25%

Consumption of dairy products is expected to increase by 25% between 2015 and 2024.

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