The International Dairy Federation (IDF) represents the global dairy sector and ensures the best scientiﬁc expertise is used to support high quality milk and nutritious, safe and sustainable dairy products.
IDF's vision is to help nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy. The growing world population needs nutritional security, and we must provide this both safely and sustainability. IDF provides a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. As the peak body for the global dairy sector, IDF has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices and regulations are in place to achieve this goal. In close cooperation with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), IDF has established a joint IDF/ISO work programme for the development of standard methods of analysis and sampling for milk and milk products.
IDF has also working relationships with several global intergovernmental organizations, and has a formal status with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme – Codex Alimentarius.
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President of IDF
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) plays a key role in helping the global dairy sector feed the world with safe, sustainable and nutritious dairy products.
Acting with global consensus, and working in partnership with intergovernmental organisations and key stakeholders, IDF continues to ensure that the right standards, polices and practices are in place to help the sector deliver. Our scientific knowledge and technical expertise is widely recognised and respected and that allows us to represent our sector widely and with authority.
People always tell me they value the IDF network and for me that’s great to hear. I know our network is second to none and efficiently connects experts across many fields across the globe every day of the year. However, during our World Dairy Summits, the benefit of this network is on display for the world to see.
I’m delighted that the World Dairy Summit (WDS) for 2019 will take place in Istanbul in Turkey. The Organising Committee and the National Committee of the IDF within Turkey are working hard to make this an informative, enjoyable and memorable event.
I hope you will join us for the WDS in Turkey and become a part of our IDF network - meeting IDF members and experts from all over the globe, sharing your knowledge and expertise with ours across a range of topics.
I’m also happy to say that this year World School Milk Day will take place during the Summit and I look forward to celebrating that with you.
So, come and join us in Istanbul in Turkey. We look forward to seeing you there.