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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 enable powerful, positive change. Appropriate farming practices generate a stable source of cash flow.

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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.

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