The International Dairy Federation 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. IDF’s mission is to help nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy. The organisation is a leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders. It also works closely with NGOs and IGOs around the world and engages stakeholders in productive activities and research projects to further current knowledge and science on a wide range of issues.Download
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is joining the global fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by strongly advocating prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials and adhering to the standards set by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).Download
Four distinguished dairy experts from IDF member countries were recognized for their work in advancing scientific knowledge of the global dairy sector at the annual World Dairy Summit 2018 in Daejeon, Korea, on 17 October.Read more
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
Dairy provides up to one billion livelihoods
In 2014, milk production was estimated at 802.2 million tonnes.
Milk production is steadily growing: +2.3% on average every year since 2000.
In 2013, the trade of milk products equals around 83.6 billion USD in terms of value.
Globally, around 150 million small-scale dairy households, equivalent to 750 million people, are engaged in milk production
In 2013, the gross production value of raw milk produced across the world equals 328.4 billion USD.
Consumption of dairy products is expected to increase by 25% between 2015 and 2024.