Dairy sector case studies on water foot printing and carbon soil stock changes for GLEAM

In June 2020, the IDF organized two webinars aimed at providing scientists within the dairy sector an overview of the incorporation of the FAO Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance guidelines into the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment model (GLEAM). The aim of GLEAM is to quantify production and use of natural resources in the livestock sector […]

IDF DG participates in 2020 Global Animal Welfare Forum

      Identifying collaboration opportunities to enhance the welfare of food producing animals and improve science-based welfare practices. The IDF supports animal welfare science-based standards with a holistic approach to sustainability. As part of IDF’s commitment to this area of work, IDF Director General Caroline Emond participated in the first online sessions of this […]

Towards harmonisation of welfare indicators for dairy

Animal welfare is becoming increasingly important to farmers, consumers, and retailers. In this regard, the reliable assessment of welfare on dairy farms is a crucial step in herd management and farm assurance, but potentially also for cattle breeding. The implementation of suitable welfare indicators is spreading across the world, and it involves research institutes and […]

An action plan for a climate resilient dairy sector

In a preview article from the forthcoming IDF Dairy Sustainability Outlook edition 3, which will be released in June, we look at how the Dutch dairy sector is mobilizing to become further climate resilient. Following the Paris Agreement, the Dutch government approved a Climate Act in which the Netherlands’ climate goals are set. In the […]