Fuel for life – the vital role of school feeding worldwide

IDF Director General Caroline Emond shares her views on the importance of global school meal programs, incorporating nutrient-dense foods like milk and dairy, and their important role in addressing hunger, malnutrition, access to school and education, and alleviation of poverty. On Thursday 11 March we celebrate the 9th International School Meals Day, with the theme […]

UN Food Systems Summit: Game changing solutions for dairy

The United Nations Food Systems Summit, which is being convened this September by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, marks a clear point in time when decisions will be taken relating to the future production and consumption of food. With the world nowhere close to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the target date of […]

Maintaining momentum on methods of analysis and sampling

The CODEX recommended methods of analysis play an important role in checking compliance with provisions in Codex standards. Foundation texts developed by the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS), such as General Standard on Methods of Analysis and Sampling, CX234, provide an essential reference for food business operators and analysts. From the 23 […]

Dairy is essential to achieve the SDG 2030 agenda

Dairy goats grazing

International Dairy Federation DG Caroline Emond looks at how sustainable production, processing, and consumption of milk and dairy products benefit people and the planet and can help to achieve the SDGs.

The history of the break-time milk day in Switzerland

School milk programmes around the world contribute to good health and nutrition for children in schools. As part of our school milk series, Daniela Carrera, Team Manager for School Programmes in Switzerland at Swissmilk, provides an overview of how school milk programmes are handled in Switzerland and the benefits they offer to both students and […]

Practical measures for sustainable dairy production

In a preview article from the upcoming IDF Dairy Sustainability Outlook edition 3, we look at a case study in Ireland to harness practical measures within dairy agroecosystems to address climate change and biodiversity. Ireland is one of the 197 countries that have signed up to the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the rise […]

An action plan for a climate resilient dairy sector

In a preview article from the forthcoming IDF Dairy Sustainability Outlook edition 3, which will be released in June, we look at how the Dutch dairy sector is mobilizing to become further climate resilient. Following the Paris Agreement, the Dutch government approved a Climate Act in which the Netherlands’ climate goals are set. In the […]