IDF hosted its 7th Symposium on Science and Technology of Fermented Milk

On November 29 -30, 2022, the International Dairy Federation hosted the 7th Symposium on Science and Technology of Fermented Milk online. The event had over 250 registrants from 40 different countries around the world. During two days, more than 150 attendees joined the oral sessions delivered by 32 experts, both guest speakers and selected from […]

Joint IDF / GDP Closing Statement UN COP27 November 2022

The United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP27) offered an opportunity to show the world that Dairy is part of the solution to climate change by demonstrating how the sector is reducing its impacts on GHG emissions, water and land use, and optimizing its positive contribution on nutrition, soils and ecosystems. IDF and […]

Sustainable animal foods are necessary to the world

Despite the consensus on the substantial role of animal food such as dairy in healthy diets and sustainable food systems. Despite the strong scientifical evidence of the nutritional and health benefits of nutrient-dense milk and dairy foods. Despite the crucial contribution of dairy to UN SDGs and food security. Despite all the commitments and numerous […]

IDF will actively participate in COP27

Brussels, November 7, 2022. The International Dairy Federation (IDF) will actively participate in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties 27 (COP27) from November 6 to November 18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. IDF’s delegation will be led by its President, Piercristiano Brazzale, and its Director General, Caroline Emond. IDF experts Nick […]

Joint IDF / GDP Statement UN COP27

November 2022 The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will take place 7-18 November 2022 in Egypt, will be an opportunity to discuss how agriculture and dairy can be part of the solution. IDF and GDP, together with the Republic of Uruguay, will be holding a side event on November 11 on the progress […]

Blog interview on COP27 with IDF Director General, Ms. Caroline Emond

  What is the relevance of COP27?   For us, COP27 is an opportunity to showcase the global dairy sector’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and specifically to Climate Action, and all the progress that has been made in that respect since the signing of the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam in 2016 and […]

An interview with the Action Team on Life Cycle Analysis and LCA Monitoring

What is the relevance of the revised IDF global Carbon Footprint methodology for the dairy sector?  Aligning how to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and potential removals for dairy is critical for the sector, to build credibility and avoid confusion, both inside as well as outside the sector. Thus, the IDF Carbon Footprint standard for the […]

World School Milk Day approaches, By Maretha Vermaak, Milk SA

As we soon approach World School Milk Day on 28 September, IDF would like to highlight the importance of school milk programmes (SMPs), which contribute to children’s development across the globe. School milk programmes have been recognised over a century ago for their contribution to nutritional adequacy, health, and learning. Milk and dairy products are […]