Joint statement on COP28 from IDF and GDP

Joint statement on COP28 from IDF and GDP The Global Dairy Sector’s Commitment to Sustainability and Climate Action As the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates approaches, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and Global Dairy Platform (GDP) wish to highlight the significant Initiatives dairy is […]

IDF Animal Health Report Celebrates Global Advances in Young Stock Management

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is proud to present the latest edition of the IDF Animal Health Report, dedicated to the science and practice of young stock management. This edition takes readers on a global journey, exploring intriguing and inspirational cases from around the world, emphasizing the pivotal role played by calf and young animal […]

Concluding IDF World Dairy Summit 2023, Global Dairy Leaders Celebrate Sector’s Future

Concluding the first International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) held in the United States in 30 years, more than 1,240 dairy leaders from 55 countries celebrated IDF’s 120th anniversary and highlighted dairy’s innovations, market opportunities and contributions to global sustainability, food security and more. IDF President Piercristiano Brazzale and Director General Caroline Emond, […]

IDF Awards Delivered Yesterday

IDF Award, IDF Prize of Excellence, Standing Committee Leader Recognition and Yves Boutonnat International Milk Promotion Trophy, the most important acknowledgements that the International Dairy Federation gives for outstanding contributions to Dairy Science and promotion, were delivered yesterday at a ceremony celebrated during the Gala Dinner of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2023 in Chicago, […]


The second annual IDF Dairy Innovation Awards have been handed out today at a ceremony at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2023 in Chicago, US. The IDF Dairy Innovation Awards 2023 have been announced at a ceremony that took place at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Chicago, US. Those awardees present at the event […]

International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2023 Statement

The IDF World Dairy Summit 2023 opened today under the theme “BE Dairy: Boundless Potential. Endless Possibilities”. The US, the world’s 2nd largest milk producer, will be hosting 4 days of sessions exploring the latest developments in dairy science, technology, knowledge and innovation from all over the world. The IDF World dairy Summit 2023 will […]

IDF Delegation attending the World Dairy Industry Conference in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China

August 2023. IDF President Piercristiano Brazzale, Director General Caroline Emond, and Board member Laurent Damien participated at the World Dairy Industry Conference held in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China, in early August. The 3-day event was attended by Chinese and key international dairy experts. The main focus of the Conference was innovation. The IDF Delegation had […]

Who is really failing?

After reading a post by IFAD President, stating that: “Today’s food systems have failed to make nutritious diets accessible or affordable for all”, I cannot help but wonder: Is it really all the food systems’ fault? What about governments? What about international organizations? What about funding institutions? What about society in general? Can we really […]

Women and Dairy

Women and Dairy As food systems are facing a triple challenge of: 1) ensuring food security and nutrition for a growing population2) supporting the livelihoods of millions of farmers and others in the food chain, and3) doing so in an environmentally sustainable way, women are already part of the solution. In my role as DG […]