NEW DELHI, MAY 18, 2022: International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit 2022, the most coveted event of the dairy sector, will be organised in India’s New Delhi-NCR from September 12-15 this year in which dairy stakeholders from all over the world would participate. This was informed at a curtain raiser event in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Dr Sanjeev Balyan expressed his delight over India hosting the World Dairy Summit after 48 years. Furthermore, Shri Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, said the World Dairy Summit is the first physical summit post-Covid by the International Dairy Federation. “We will get the benefit of the experience of the International Dairy Federation and the world leaders on dairy who will come to India and the country will benefit by learning from them what they do for the dairy sector and it will also be a great opportunity for India to showcase its achievement in the dairy sector,” added Shri Chaturvedi, who is also the Chairman of the IDF-Indian National Committee.
Mr Piercristiano Brazzale, the President of the International Dairy Federation (IDF), “IDF cares about all the dairy chain and we give all science-based support to the dairy sector. The summit this year will witness the participation of technicians and experts from across the world”.
“I want to announce the new IDF Dairy Innovation Awards. The awards will be given on the 12th of September – the first day of the World Dairy Summit 2022. We will give the awards in 12 categories. You will find all the details on our website i.e. https://idfwds2022.com, and you can also register till the 1st of July,” he added.
Ms Caroline Emond, Director General, IDF, said the World Dairy Summit will be a great opportunity for dairy farmers, leaders, experts, scientists, professionals and academics to connect and get inspired. “India’s success story will be shared with the world through the World Dairy Summit where we can see how dairy is an engine of development and women empowerment in India,”
Shri Meenesh Shah, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board and the Member Secretary of the Indian National Committee of IDF, said the Dairy sector is the most important sector to boost the rural economy of India as it provides livelihood opportunities to about eight crore farmers that is why World Dairy Summit is significant to the stakeholders in India.
Not only the farmers but even the landless farmers are linked with dairy. Milk is an important means of livelihood in our country, Shri Shah said.
Shri Shah, who is also the member secretary of the IDF Indian National Committee, informed the theme for the summit is “livelihood and nutrition” as the farmers in our country derive a livelihood from animal husbandry and dairying activities.
He said, “Milk and milk products, we all know, provide a lot of nutrition considering that we have a large vegetarian population in our country. Milk and milk products play a very important role in providing nutrients to rural people. And as the theme of the WDS is based on nutrition, we expect that participants from 40-45 countries and farmers in large numbers to be part of the event.”
“After the inauguration on the first day of the World Dairy Summit, we will have a special session for the farmers as farmers are our focus area,” he added.
Caroline Emond concluded “The IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 is a window to the world, a place to see the latest trends in dairy and to be seen. We invite all interested parties across the globe to participate in the IDF World Dairy Summit 2022”.
IDF World Dairy Summit:
This summit is an annual meeting of the global dairy sector, bringing together approximately 1,500 participants from all over the world. The participants’ profile includes CEOs and employees of dairy processing companies, dairy farmers, suppliers to the dairy industry, academicians and government representatives etc.
Key features of IDF World Dairy Summit:
WDS is a great way of gaining global exposure for the Indian industry which will attract attention to the smallholder milk production system of India and raise awareness. Exhibition space of over 2,500 sq mt will be available to the exhibitors for showcasing activities. The registration process opened includes early-bird benefits and can be done through the event’s website: https://idfwds2022.com. The IDF World Dairy Summit will provide a forum for the industry experts to share knowledge and ideas on how the sector can contribute to nourishing the world with safe and sustainable dairying.