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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
11 April 2019 /

Updated IDF Guide to Good Animal Welfare in Dairy Production Released

Paris, Rome, Brussels, 11 April, 2019 – At the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Global Animal Welfare Forum in Paris, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) in collaboration with the OIE and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today released the updated IDF Guide to Good Animal Welfare in Dairy Production.

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08 April 2019 /

Celebrating the Dairy Matrix on World Health Day

On Sunday, the 7th of April, World Health Day was celebrated, a day which highlights the importance of global health and focuses on the ways in which we can improve it. The relationship between diet and nutrition and the substantial impact on health is well known and has again been highlighted in a recent study in the Lancet, which found that 11 million deaths around the world can be attributed to poor dietary habits.

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02 April 2019 /

Codex Adopts Changes to Harmonise Standards for Ripened Cheeses, Removing International Trade Challenges

Last week, at its 51st session in Jinan China, the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) adopted the changes needed to harmonise provisions in the 13 Codex Standards for ripened cheeses (Cheddar, Danbo, Gouda, Havarti, Edam, Samso, Emmental, Tilsiter, Saint Paulin, Provolone, Camembert, Brie and Coulommiers), removing an international trade challenge for exports of ripened cheeses.

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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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