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IDF Dairy Innovation Awards 2022

DATE: September 12, 2022

Dairy actors around the world have been actively engaged over the years in improving the farming and processing of milk and dairy foods. The inaugural IDF Dairy Innovation Awards are designed to encourage and celebrate innovative practices across the dairy sector and their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The IDF Dairy Innovation Awards are designed to demonstrate the engagement and dynamism of the dairy sector worldwide, offering a unique platform to showcase innovative processes, practices and products that improve efficiency and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The IDF Dairy Innovation Awards are hosted by the International Dairy Federation in partnership with world-leading food and drinks consultancy Zenith Global, with Headline sponsorship from Tetra Pak – a global leader in food processing and packaging solutions company.

In its inaugural edition, the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards received 144 entries with participation from every continent worldwide, which shows that the Dairy Sector’s commitment with innovation and sustainability has no boundaries and may be found in every link of the milk and dairying production chain.

 

The Finalists

Innovation in Sustainable Farming Practices – Environment

  • Dairycs – Dairycs Meadow-Sense, Israel
  • Don Emilio Srl – Lecheria 4.0 Groupo Mharnes, Argentina
  • National Dairy Development Board, India – India’s small holder farmer-based Manure Value Chain model- a sustainable & holistic approach towards remunerative climate smart dairying, India

Innovation in Sustainable Farming Practices – Animal Care

  • Dairycs – Dairycs Meadow-Sense, Israel
  • National Dairy Development Board, India – e-GOPALA App (e Generation of Productive Livestock) an android application for farmers, India
  • Tec2-Fit GmbH – CowMotion, the revolutionary orthosis adapted to the biomechanics of cattle offering an animal-friendly and sustainable solution to claw diseases, Germany

Innovation in Sustainable Farming Practices – Socio-Economic

  • Calgren Dairy Fuels, LLC, Maas Energy Works, Inc and California Dairy Farms – Calgren Dairy Fuels, LLC, Maas Energy Works, Inc and California Dairy Farms, USA
  • Dairy Australia – Our Farm, Our Plan, Australia
  • Mooofarm Private Limited – Mooofarm App, India

Innovation in Sustainable Processing

  • Brazzale SpA – Fully automated maturing warehouse 4.0, Italy
  • Leprino Foods Company  – Leprino – Greeley, CO Facility, USA
  • Yili Group – Application of one-step low-temperature sterilization and concentration technology to improve customer satisfaction, China

Innovation in Research & Development – Farming

  • Cornell University – Cornell University, Switzerland
  • Dairycs – Dairycs Meadow-Sense, Israel
  • National Dairy Development Board, India – Establishing system of Genomic Selection for buffaloes in India, India

Innovation in Research & Development – Collection & Processing

  • Dairycs – Dairycs Meadow-Sense, Israel
  • National Dairy Development Board, India – NDERP (NDDB Dairy ERP), an open source based ERP integrated with AMCS (Automatic Milk Collection System) software, India

Innovation in Research & Development – New Product Development

  • Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (Amul) – Amul Protein Buttermilk & Amul Protein Lassi, India
  • Mengniu Group – Yoyic Active Probiotic Sparkling Drinks, China
  • Yili Group – Yili Drinkable Cheese, China

Innovation in Research & Development – Food Safety

  • Modern Farming – Modern Farming Innovation of products and initiative production model of “Integration of planting-farming processing”, China
  • Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd – Methods for Detection of Maltodextrin and Sorbitol in Milk as an Adulterant, India
  • Yili Group – Construction and Application of the “Food Safety Risk Analysis Model” in Dairy Enterprises, China

Innovation in Research & Development – Consumer Nutrition

  • Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (Amul) – Amul Protein Buttermilk & Amul Protein Lassi, India
  • Société des Produits Nestlé SA; Nestlé Product Technology Centre Dairy – Unlocking iron fortification in dairy to address micronutrient deficiency, USA
  • Yili Group – Yili’s Cute-Star offers a novel solution to combat hidden hunger in children while promoting sustainable development in China, China

Innovation in Sustainable Packaging

  • Elopak – The Pure-Pak® eSense aseptic carton, Norway
  • IGOR Srl – eco-pack Gorgonzola dop IGOR, Italy
  • Wipak UK Ltd  – Recyclable Butter Wrap, United Kingdom

Innovation in School Milk Programmes

  • Karnataka Co-operative Milk Producers’ – Federation Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd, India
  • Mengniu Group – Better Nutrition and Health Service for the Next Generation, China
  • Tine SA – Cocoa School Milk without added sugar or artificial sweeteners, Norway

Innovation in Climate Action

  • China Shengmu Organic Milk Limited – Quality Milk in the Desert, China
  • Modern Farming – Modern Farming Innovation of products and initiative, China
  • Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable – Pasteurized Milk Distribution through Milk Vending Machine, India

IDF and Zenith Global congratulate all finalists and thank all participants and juries for their work. The winners will be announced on 12 September at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2022, in New Delhi, India.



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