On 11 February, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, International Dairy Federation recognises the extraordinary achievements of women scientists in the dairy sector around the world.
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a Resolution declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. To mark the day and recognise the remarkable accomplishments of women scientists in the dairy sector around the world, IDF has profiled dairy scientists in various roles.
The series features outstanding scientists from around the world, covering fields such as:
- Food microorganism identification and functional development technology research
- Communicating the nutrition and health benefits of dairy
- Identifying and evaluating digital technologies for applied and futuristic applications in dairy processing
- Teaching and research
- Nutrition science, including studies of dairy’s unique nutrient composition and food matrix, and dairy’s role in healthy diets
- Projects related to safety and quality of milk and milk products
- Research collaborations and innovation towards healthy and productive cows in sustainable farming systems
- Dairy analysis including methodologies standardization, audits and analytical quality control
- Milk and dairy processing techniques to create high quality, nutritious foods.
Caroline Emond, IDF Director General: “The dairy sector has a longstanding history of empowering women. On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we at IDF recognise the extraordinary achievements of women scientists in the dairy sector around the world and remind ourselves that full potential may only be reached by making the most of all talent and diversity. We hope that by raising awareness of the variety of fascinating roles offered, we help inspire young girls to select a future in dairy science.”
Participating in IDF Women and Girls in Dairy Science series: