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NUTRITION

As a powerful source of nutrients, dairy is recognized in most countries as one of the basic building blocks of a sustainable diet. It delivers part of the essential nutrition necessary for people to thrive.

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DEVELOPMENT

What makes dairy farming truly relevant is its ability to transform lives and bring about powerful, positive change. Appropriate farming practices generate a stable source of year-round cash flow.

sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY

Dairy is invested in efficient food production and the reduction of environmental impacts. The dairy sector’s role in sustainable agriculture lies at the core of the dynamic communities it creates.

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SDGs

The dairy sector has the tremendous ability to bring the SDGs to life. An emphasis on an integrated approach strengthens the contribution of the sector to sustainable food security and nutrition.

Simple facts about the dairy sector

The dairy sector is a large, transformative global force that has a far-reaching impact on economies, societies, and individuals.

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ONE BILLION PEOPLE

have livelihoods supported by the dairy sector

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600 MILLION PEOPLE

live on 133 million dairy farms around the world

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NEARLY 10 PERCENT

of the world population directly depends on dairy farming

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816 MILLION TONS

of milk are produced by the dairy sector annually

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AMONG THE TOP 5

Milk ranking as an agricultural commodity in both quantity and value terms

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44.4 LITERS OF LIQUID

dairy products are consumed per capita worldwide

DAIRY. EVERY DAY. AROUND THE WORLD.

Dairy has the power to dramatically change the livelihoods of individuals, families, and communities. It generates jobs directly on the farm, up and down the value chain, and in other local business.

News and views on dairy around the world

Dairy Media News
Public consultation on DSF

Public consultation on DSF

Body Global Dairy Platform is urging the sector stakeholders to support a public consultation initiative by the Dairy Sustainability Framework on reporting guidelines for six high-level indicator metrics.  The metrics were developed through a collaborative process with the University of Arkansas taking members through a structured development process. Drafts of industry indicators and reporting guidelines […]
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Research dispels protein myth

Dr. Greg Miller Chief Science Offer at the National Dairy Council in the United States, explains how the theory that higher protein diets are bad for bones is a persistent myth, even though it is not supported by scientific consensus. https://www.nationaldairycouncil.org/content/2015/lets-dispel-the-myth-that-eating-animal-protein-causes-osteoporosis Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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World milk day 2018 – How are you celebrating?

It’s just a few months away – June 1st and World Milk Day – the time the world celebrates the good things happening around the globe because of dairy. Last year turned out to be the largest coordinated celebration of World Milk Day ever – over a 42-hour period, 583 events were held in 77 […]
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Development
Tawai Sauhlai

Tawai Sauhlai

Tawai Sauhlai is a second-generation dairy farmer in the Saraburi province of Thailand. His small dairy farm provides his family a stable source of year-round cash flow and nutritional intake for his community. WATCH VIDEO HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Kenya value chain

Dairy farming in Kenya is creating a long and large value chain of employment that improves the local economy and standard of living. WATCH VIDEO HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Dairy’s Need to Engage in the Sustainable Food System Debate

This paper explains the historic opportunity the dairy sector has to become more involved in the world nutritional agenda and to work with the global community to shape the definition of a sustainable food system. A projected world population of 9.5 billion by 2050 dictates that future food-related policies must support a sustainable food system. […]
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Nutrition
How Dairy Optimizes Natural Resources.

How Dairy Optimizes Natural Resources.

This paper explains how as ruminants, dairy cows efficiently contribute to the food supply by converting low-quality inputs into nutrient rich products – making their role key in the delivery of sustainable diets. READ THE WHITE PAPER HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Rangala Baby Home, Kenya

Sister Mary Esther of Rangala Baby Home in Kenya talks about how dairy farming has given her the resources to improve the nutrition and health of the children she cares for. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Yogurt for a better diet for children

A large amount of data on adults has shown that yogurt is associated with healthier dietary habits and a healthier lifestyle. While there are fewer data on children than on adults, they point towards the same conclusion, revealed Prof. Luis Moreno (University of Zaragoza, Spain). READ MORE HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Perspectives
Mapping the Dairy Sector contributions to the Sustainable Development Goal

Mapping the Dairy Sector contributions to the Sustainable Development Goal

The Rabobank report, “Dairy and the Sustainable Development Goals: The Dairy Sector’s Contributions and Opportunities,” identifies links and synergies between the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Dairy Sustainable Framework (DSF) criteria. The report stresses the importance of connecting the sustainability efforts of various actors in the dairy value chain to meet the challenges […]
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Kenya Semi-Arid Livestock Enhancement Support (K-SALES) Project

The Kenya Semi-Arid Livestock Enhancement Support (K-SALES) Project is a Food for Progress initiative funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. The project is applying a demand-driven, private sector-facilitative approach to help businesses grow and build linkages with livestock smallholders. READ MORE HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Dairy’s Need to Engage in the Sustainable Food System Debate

This paper explains the historic opportunity the dairy sector has to become more involved in the world nutritional agenda and to work with the global community to shape the definition of a sustainable food system. A projected world population of 9.5 billion by 2050 dictates that future food-related policies must support a sustainable food system. […]
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Research
Contribution of food groups to energy and nutrient intakes in five developed countries

Contribution of food groups to energy and nutrient intakes in five developed countries

The paper, published in the journal Nutrients, highlights the nutrient richness of milk and dairy products, especially regarding the contribution of under-consumed nutrients, to help dispel the image of dairy products as a source of saturated fat. READ MORE HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Dairy and cardiovascular disease – A look at the current evidence

This is the English translation of chapter 5.6 from the book Yes to Milk! Dairy: essential food for human life. The book contains the latest evidence and trends demonstrating the positive value of dairy consumption on the health of populations, including the importance of high quality milk production, the chemical composition of milk and the […]
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Protein summit 2.0

Published in the June 2015 supplement of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, these papers captures conclusions from Protein Summit 2.0, a meeting of international nutrition experts who discussed the importance of optimal intakes and timing of high-quality protein to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, improve metabolic function and support healthy aging. READ […]
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SDGs
Dairy industry aims at nutrition, social aspects of UN sustainable goals

Dairy industry aims at nutrition, social aspects of UN sustainable goals

At the Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium, experts discuss how the dairy sector is positioned to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals and aims to contribute more to community development and nutrition. READ MORE HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Mapping the Dairy Sector contributions to the Sustainable Development Goal

The Rabobank report, “Dairy and the Sustainable Development Goals: The Dairy Sector’s Contributions and Opportunities,” identifies links and synergies between the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Dairy Sustainable Framework (DSF) criteria. The report stresses the importance of connecting the sustainability efforts of various actors in the dairy value chain to meet the challenges […]
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The Dairy Community’s Contributions

Achieving the Sustainable Development goals – the role of the dairy sector GDP, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and Arla Foods hosted an official UN side event, “Sustainable Dairy Goals”, at the UN Committee on World Food Security Annual Meeting in Rome. The event allowed dairy to share examples of sector projects that are addressing […]
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Sustainability
DanoneWave Gives Regenerative Ag Boost with New Soil Health Initiative

DanoneWave Gives Regenerative Ag Boost with New Soil Health Initiative

DanoneWave has launched a new soil health initiative to build best-in-class programs to support sustainable agriculture in its farming communities. Improved soil health offers a number of long-term benefits for both the environment and farming communities, including greater carbon sequestration, water retention, biodiversity and economic resilience. READ THE STORY HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ […]
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What is the Dairy Sustainability Framework

Dairy Sustainability Framework Development Director, Brian Lindsay explains the dairy sector’s initiative to measure and improve progress in efficient food production and reducing environmental impacts. WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn
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Assessing the overall impact of the dairy sector

In this paper, J. P. Hill, Fonterra Cooperative Group, New Zealand, make the case that any discussion on the overall global impact of the dairy sector must include all the important socio-economic and environmental benefits and costs associated with the sector: people, planet and prosperity. READ THE FULL STORY HERE >> Facebook Twitter Email Google+ […]
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