Joint IDF / GDP Closing Statement UN COP27 November 2022

The United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP27) offered an opportunity to show the world that Dairy is part of the solution to climate change by demonstrating how the sector is reducing its impacts on GHG emissions, water and land use, and optimizing its positive contribution on nutrition, soils and ecosystems. IDF and […]

Sustainable animal foods are necessary to the world

Despite the consensus on the substantial role of animal food such as dairy in healthy diets and sustainable food systems. Despite the strong scientifical evidence of the nutritional and health benefits of nutrient-dense milk and dairy foods. Despite the crucial contribution of dairy to UN SDGs and food security. Despite all the commitments and numerous […]

Blog interview on COP27 with IDF Director General, Ms. Caroline Emond

  What is the relevance of COP27?   For us, COP27 is an opportunity to showcase the global dairy sector’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and specifically to Climate Action, and all the progress that has been made in that respect since the signing of the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam in 2016 and […]

An interview with the Action Team on Life Cycle Analysis and LCA Monitoring

What is the relevance of the revised IDF global Carbon Footprint methodology for the dairy sector?  Aligning how to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and potential removals for dairy is critical for the sector, to build credibility and avoid confusion, both inside as well as outside the sector. Thus, the IDF Carbon Footprint standard for the […]

Accelerating climate action in dairy, by Dr María Sánchez Mainar

The United Nations COP 27 on Climate, which will take place this November in Egypt, will be an opportunity to discuss agriculture and food systems and how dairy climate actions can be part of the solution. The global dairy sector is fully committed to reducing its impact on GHG emissions, water and land use and […]

United States to Host IDF World Dairy Summit 2023 in Chicago

The United States will host the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit, the world’s biggest dairy conference, in October 2023 at Chicago’s famed McCormick Place conference center, IDF and the U.S. National Committee of the IDF (US-IDF) announced today. The honour provides an opportunity to showcase the dairy sector’s innovations in sustainability, nutrition and […]

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to inaugurate IDF WDS 2022 on Sept 12

India accounts for 23 per cent of global milk production bringing together 8 crore dairy farmers producing 210 MT annually. Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the IDF World Dairy Summit 2022, a congregation of global and Indian dairy industry leaders, experts, farmers and policy planners centring around the theme of […]

IDF announces the winners of the “IDF Professor Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize”

IDF is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural “IDF Professor Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize”, created to acknowledge the work of scientists and/or technologists in the dairy science and technology field and aimed toward “early-career” scientists, including graduate and postgraduate students, who are less than 3 years since graduation from their highest […]