The IDF World Dairy Summit was held September 12-15 in New Delhi, India, and brought together approximately 1,500 participants from around the world, including DPAC. The conference provided an opportunity to share knowledge and ideas on how the dairy sector can contribute to nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy production, using the latest research findings and experiences.

Highlights of information relevant to the global dairy sector are listed below:

  • The IDF Global Dairy Carbon Footprint Standard would take into account the full value of the supply chain and would be applicable to any dairy system in the world.
  • The “Dairy Matrix” is a concept that recognizes that the health benefits of dairy products go beyond individual nutrients. The unique combination of nutrients and bioactive factors in dairy products and their interaction in a matrix produce an overall health effect.
  • The Nutritional Life Cycle Analysis (N-LCA) could identify solutions that minimize trade-offs between feeding people and protecting the environment.
  • Sustainable labeling must be truthful, accurate, unbiased, and not misleading. It must also be implemented on a voluntary basis and not create barriers to international trade.
  • Dairy industry communication and marketing should be focused on Generation Z, which prioritizes overall health protection, emotional wellness, mind-body maintenance, digestive health and lactose-free options.
  • The Protein Action Team would publish protein quantification and quality methodologies and take educational steps to convey the message of dairy protein benefits.


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IDF Annual Report 2021-2022