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India to Host IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 in September

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.

Binita Kumari
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.
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.

International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit 2022, the most coveted event in the dairy sector, will be organized in India’s New Delhi-NCR from September 12-15 this year. Dairy industry stakeholders from over 40 countries would participate and work towards ways to further develop the dairy industry, this was informed at a curtain raiser event in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Chairing the event, 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.  

“It is a matter of great delight that India has got the opportunity to host the World Dairy Summit after 48 years,” said Dr. Balyan while speaking at the curtain raiser event of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2022, which will be held in Greater Noida Expo Centre from September 12-15, 2022.

Meenesh Shah, Chairman, National Dairy Development Board and the Member Secretary of the Indian National Committee of IDF said that the Dairy sector is the most important sector to boost the rural economy of India as it provides income opportunities to about eight crore farmers that is why World Dairy Summit is significant to the stakeholders in India.

Piercristiano Brazzale, the President of the International Dairy Federation (IDF), said India is the most important country in the world in the dairy sector. Underlining that IDF is a “global organization”, Brazzale said: “IDF cares about all the dairy chain and we give all science-based support to the dairy sector.”

“I want to announce a new IDF Award in Innovation. The award will be given on the 12th of September - the first day of the World Dairy Summit 2022. We will give the award in 12 categories,” he added.

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, learn, and get inspired. “India’s success story of women empowerment will be shared with the world through the World Dairy Summit where we can learn that dairy is an engine of development in India,” she added.

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. 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. 

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