The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2024 edition of the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards that have been published today after a careful assessment by a prestigious jury of global dairy experts. The winners will be announced on October 18 during a Special Plenary Session on innovation at the […]

IDF Announces The Appointment Of A New Director General, Ms Laurence Rycken

The Board of Directors of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) announces the appointment of Ms Laurence Rycken as new Director General as of 1 April, 2024. Ms Laurence Rycken has been serving IDF for the last 12 years as Science and Standards Programme Manager championing for the role of milk and dairy in nutrition security. […]

IDF organized its 3rd annual International Women’s Day Webinar and Launched the IDF Women in Dairy Knowledge Hub

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) marked International Women’s Day with its third annual webinar. The event brought together a diverse audience interested in exploring and celebrating the pivotal role of women in the dairy sector. The informative and empowering session featured distinguished speakers and highlighted the contributions of women within the sector. Dr. Judith Bryans, […]

An IDF side event on Sustainable Dairy Ecosystems was held during the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi

https://fil-idf.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Sustainable-dairy-ecosystems_-nutrition-security-womens-empowerment-climate-smart-agriculture-action-on-nature-and-biodiversity-enhancement.-Lead-entity-29-Feb-2024-Meeting-Recording.mp4 Watch the recording of the event above.  An insightful side event on Sustainable Dairy Ecosystems was successfully conducted yesterday during the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA6) at the UNON Building in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, organized by the International Dairy Federation (IDF) in collaboration with key partners, brought together experts and stakeholders to discuss […]

Poster Competition – IDF World Dairy Summit 2024

Paris – FR – Dairy professionals, farmers, and experts are invited to participate in the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2024 Poster Competition, with posters featuring the 2024 Summit theme of “Dairy for the Future – Proudly committed to a sustainable world”. The Summit, to be held October 15-18 in Paris, is […]

The “IDF Professor Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize 2024” is open for submissions

IDF is pleased to announce the opening of the third edition of the “IDF Professor Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize” for “early career” scientists, including graduate and postgraduate students who are less than 3 years since graduation from their highest degree attained. The prize is aimed towards the recognition of scientists and/or technologists in […]


The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has today announced the launch of the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards 2024. The 3rd annual awards are designed to demonstrate the innovation and dynamism of the dairy sector worldwide, offering a unique platform to showcase innovative processes, practices and products that improve the efficiency and sustainability of the global value […]

International Dairy Federation Announces the IDF Cheese Science & Technology Symposium 2024 to Take Place in Bergen, Norway

The “IDF Cheese Science & Technology Symposium 2024” aims to move forward in research, innovation and sustainability in cheese and will take place from 4-6 June 2024 in Bergen, Norway. This event promises to be a remarkable gathering of renowned experts, researchers, and industry leaders in the cheese and dairy community. Registration for participation is open. The IDF […]