India’s top-ranking dairy brands Amul (marketed by Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd and Nandini (marketed by Karnataka Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd) are named as the main sponsors of the International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit 2022 (IDF WDS 2022), powered by Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt Ltd (MDFVPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
Under the theme Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood, the most coveted event of the dairy sector will be organised in New Delhi-NCR during September 12-15, 2022. Dairy industry stakeholders from over 40 countries would participate and work towards ways to further develop the dairy industry. The event will be held in India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR.
Shri Meenesh Shah, Chairman, of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the Member Secretary of the Indian National Committee of IDF said, “It is a great honour for India to host the World Dairy Summit after 48 years. We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming all stakeholders to visit India and making the IDF WDS 2022 truly a global event.”
Shri Shah said that dairying provides livelihood and economic resilience to millions of people across the world through large dairy farms as well as smallholder systems. The fullest support of dairy giants Amul, Nandini and Mother Dairy would definitely help showcase the smallholder dairy model of India as an engine of development.
IDF WDS 2022 will provide a forum to industry experts to share knowledge and ideas on how the sector can contribute to nourishing the world with safe and sustainable dairying. A collaborative approach is also required to mitigate challenges with respect to climate change. The interventions so planned to have to be both remunerative to the farmer and easy to adopt. Participants will get an opportunity to acquire knowledge of the latest research findings and experiences relevant to the global dairy sector in the broadest sense.
The IDF World Dairy Summit is an annual meeting of the global dairy sector, bringing together approximately 1500 participants from all over the world. The participant profile includes CEOs and employees of dairy processing companies, dairy farmers, suppliers to the dairy industry, academicians, government representatives, etc. The summit is composed of a series of scientific and technical conferences and social events including a Welcome Reception, Farmers’ Dinner, Gala Dinner as well as Technical and Social Tours. The Summit is also receiving support from dairy organisations like Indian Immunologicals Ltd, IDMC Ltd, Nestle, Prompt Equipment’s Pvt Ltd, Everest Instruments Pvt Ltd and others.