The fifth edition of the IDF Dairy Sustainability containing a new set of inspiring projects and their impacts on how dairy delivers on the UN Sustainable Development Goals has been recently released.
The present edition includes an initiative to foster milk and dairy’s role in a healthy and sustainable diet for children and their families in the United States, an innovative animal welfare approach and its relationship with the UN SDGs in the Netherlands, a Swedish contribution to sustainable food and energy systems aimed at setting the basis for future farming, a new approach to determine environmental and economic outcomes of South African Dairy production, the use of manure as a natural fertilizer in India, Arla’s initiative to use the sun to cool milk in Nigeria, Dairy Farmers of Canada’s commitment to reach Dairy Net Zero GHG emission by 2050, The use of Nonthermal Technologies in dairy processing in Brazil and the Australian Dairy Industry’s Sustainability’s commitments.
“The geographical diversity of these initiatives located in five continents prove that dairy’s commitment to sustainability and to the UN SDG’s is a global one, and that it has no boundaries or cultural barriers”, states Caroline Emond, IDF Director General.
“In fact, some of these initiatives are the result of cooperation practices between countries, between the public and the private sectors, and also with contributions from academia and universities”. Ms. Emond adds.
This shared knowledge, as well as the innovation and technology exchange that it implies, is one of the main purposes of the Dairy Sustainability Outlook in particular and IDF in general.
“The diversity of initiatives described in this DSO edition is not only geographical and cultural: it also appreciates the variety of issues addressed by them, from environmental sustainability to animal welfare and socioeconomic impact”, Ms. Emond explains.
Therefore, the multiplicity of topics included in this edition of IDF DSO is very much aligned with IDF’s approach and understanding of Sustainability as a broad and complex concept that addresses many of the challenges that mankind currently faces, as well as IDF’s and the Dairy sector’s determination to contribute to their solution.
“As part of this determination and commitment, we are already working on a special issue on Climate in preparation of the UN COP27 Summit scheduled in November which will also include champions of the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative”, Ms. Emond concludes.
The articles included in this edition of the DSO are outstanding contributions from IDF stakeholders to those relevant and unavoidable discussions.
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