Joint GDP/IDF Statement – UN Food Systems Summit

With the world nowhere close to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the target date of 2030, the Summit Secretariat has issued a call for game-changing solutions to pick up the pace to deliver the SDGs. The global dairy sector, represented by the International Dairy Federation and Global Dairy Platform, has been sharing […]

IDF and ICAR webinar host an interactive virtual event on animal welfare

On the 24 February 2021, IDF, in cooperation with the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), hosted a virtual event looking at frameworks for animal welfare assessments. The webinar was attended by over 200 participants, and was moderated by David Kelton, from the University of Guelph who presented 4 panelist speakers. The introduction begun with […]

IDF symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow milk goes virtual!

IDF held its first-ever virtual symposium on Sheep, Goat, and other non-Cow milk between the 4-6 November 2020. It was a chance for the global dairy community to come together and discuss the latest advances about milk originating from other ruminants than cows on the fields of human nutrition and science and technology, as well […]


Prudent and responsible use of antimicrobial agents within the global livestock sector is essential to ensure their continued efficacy in curing animal diseases while minimising the risk of developing AMR.  

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 […]