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IDF welcomes Mexico to its membership

Date: October 13, 2021
Insights type: Press Releases
Subject Area: Dairy Science & Technology, Governance
Categories: Press Releases

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Copenhagen, October 12, 2021. Today, at the IDF General Assembly, IDF admitted Mexico of as a new member of the IDF Community.

Commenting on this announcement, Piercristiano Brazzale, President of the IDF said:

“We’re very thrilled to welcome Mexico into the IDF membership. We look forward to working with them on the key issues facing the global dairy sector today. Mexico’s expertise and perspective will not only be valuable to the global dairy sector, but having this new country at the table alongside our broad members is incredibly important adding even more strength to our global voice, knowledge and expertise”.

As members of IDF, Mexico will benefit from being part of a dynamic network of leading dairy experts whose aim it is to support and develop the global dairy sector. The activities of IDF members promote policy dialogue, forge links, privilege from foster partnerships, build capacities and develop best practice within the dairy sector worldwide. They will also benefit from easy and quick access to all IDF publications and data, network with key influencers and global dairy experts, as well as contribute to joint responses to intergovernmental organisations. “With the recent addition of Mexico as a new member, IDF now represents over 75% of the world’s milk supply,” said Caroline Emond, Director General of IDF. “I am deeply delighted to be collaborating with our new member on important dairy related issues and opportunities facing the global sector. Having Mexico as a member of the IDF community is an asset to us, and we cannot wait to work with them”

The IDF National Committee in Mexico will be led by Carlos Villarreal. Describing the exciting news as a “powerful leverage of action”, Carlos Villarreal from IDF Mexico commented:

“We are very happy to re-incorporate the International Dairy Federation, after a few years of absence, to collaborate from Mexico, to the objective of the IDF: “To nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy products”.

Carlos Villarreal further concluded “We look froward working with IDF, help the sector in our country, and to add value to IDF. We are very thankful, looking forward to being with IDF in the present and the future”.

As of October 2021, IDF has over 1200 experts in 39 countries. IDF provides a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. As the leading organization for the global dairy sector, IDF has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices, and regulations are in place to achieve this goal.

IDF warmly welcomes Mexico into the IDF community, and all the brand-new exciting activities to come!

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About IDF (International Dairy Federation)
Helping nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy
The IDF is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. Since 1903, IDF has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach a global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. A recognized international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, IDF has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices and regulations are in place to ensure the world’s dairy products are safe and sustainable.

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