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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
20 June 2019 /

What room for ruminants in a sustainable food future?

Leading scientists meet to assess the climate impact of the agri-food sector in a review of sustainable eating habits In the climate change debate, the environmental footprint of agriculture is often under discussion, with much of the recent discourse around food focusing on the potential impact of cattle. However, not all information in circulation stands up to scientific scrutiny.

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18 June 2019 /

Dairy animals and their role in a sustainable food system

Over the past few months, discussions on how to develop sustainable food systems have been in the spotlight, and was one of the key topics at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi which I had the pleasure to attend. Nourishing (not only feeding with empty food) an increasing world population with an efficient use of the available resources is the challenge that we must address collectively.

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06 June 2019 /

World Food Safety Day: Food Safety, everyone’s business

IDF welcomes the first World Food Safety Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2018, which will be celebrated on 7 June 2019 under the theme "Food Safety, everyone’s business."

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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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