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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.

dairy development

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
Mr. Mingfang (Jeffery) Lu to join board of directors

Mr. Mingfang (Jeffery) Lu to join board of directors

ROSEMONT, IL (JULY 30, 2018) – Global Dairy Platform (GDP), a pre-competitive collaboration of dairy sector organizations focused on encouraging the appropriate intake of nutrient-rich dairy foods and demonstrating the sector’s role in sustainable agriculture, today announced the addition of Mr. Minfang (Jeffery) Lu, Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of China Mengniu Dairy […]
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GDP announces new Board Chair

ROSEMONT, IL (August 15, 2018) – Global Dairy Platform (GDP), a pre-competitive collaboration of dairy sector organizations focused on encouraging the appropriate intake of nutrient-rich dairy foods and demonstrating the sector’s role in sustainable agriculture, today announced the appointment of Rick Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dairy Farmers of America as Chair of […]
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8th Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock Meeting

8th Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock Meeting features preview of Dairy’s Role in Poverty Reduction Study The global livestock sector set out priorities that will help optimize livestock’s social, economic and health benefits while balancing its environmental impact at 8th Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) meeting in Mongolia.  With the Sustainable Development Goals of […]
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Development
8th Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock Meeting

8th Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock Meeting

8th Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock Meeting features preview of Dairy’s Role in Poverty Reduction Study The global livestock sector set out priorities that will help optimize livestock’s social, economic and health benefits while balancing its environmental impact at 8th Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) meeting in Mongolia.  With the Sustainable Development Goals of […]
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GDP’s Donald Moore Discusses Dairy and Sustainable Agriculture

Global Dairy Platform’s Executive Director Donald Moore Discusses Dairy and Sustainable Agriculture at the Vatican’s Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice (CAPP) Foundation Conference At the Vatican’s Centesimus Annus pro Pontifice (CAPP) Foundation conference on New Policies And Lifestyles in the Digital Age, Global Dairy Platform’s Executive Director Donald Moore was invited to present the dairy sector’s […]
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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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Nutrition
Updated Joslin Diabetes Center Nutrition Guidelines includes Dairy Foods Recommendations

Updated Joslin Diabetes Center Nutrition Guidelines includes Dairy Foods Recommendations

Updated Joslin Diabetes Center Nutrition Guidelines includes Dairy Foods Recommendations Globally-recognized diabetes research and provider of diabetes education leader Joslin Diabetes Center recently updated the Nutrition Guidelines component of their Clinical Guidelines, which are published on the Joslin website and now in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) (see chapter 2), which is the […]
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Expert consensus finds that higher protein intake benefits adult bone health

Expert consensus finds that higher protein intake benefits adult bone health A new expert consensus endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has reviewed the benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health, based on analyses of major […]
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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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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
The Role of Dairy in Sustainable Diets

The Role of Dairy in Sustainable Diets

The Role of Dairy in Sustainable Diets This is a report of the first symposium of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) on the role of dairy in sustainable nutrition. Author Stephan Peters of NZO notes that solutions for the sustainability problem in food production are not as simple as they may at first seem. The […]
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Updated Joslin Diabetes Center Nutrition Guidelines includes Dairy Foods Recommendations

Updated Joslin Diabetes Center Nutrition Guidelines includes Dairy Foods Recommendations Globally-recognized diabetes research and provider of diabetes education leader Joslin Diabetes Center recently updated the Nutrition Guidelines component of their Clinical Guidelines, which are published on the Joslin website and now in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) (see chapter 2), which is the […]
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Expert consensus finds that higher protein intake benefits adult bone health

Expert consensus finds that higher protein intake benefits adult bone health A new expert consensus endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has reviewed the benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health, based on analyses of major […]
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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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