Categories: World

Call to arms for global dairy industry

Dairy plays a key role in feeding the world and the industry must respond dynamically and forcefully on a global…

This was according to International Dairy Federation president and chief executive of Dairy UK, Judith Bryans, speaking at the China Dairy Industry Association’s annual conference in Inner Mongolia.

Increased global demand for dairy products was offering multiple opportunities that needed to be grasped, she said.

It was clear that dairy was helping to deliver on global nutritional goals, contributing towards creating a healthy planet, helping to lift people out of poverty and hunger, and empowering women who could then in turn empower their families, Bryans added.

“We know that as people prosper their desire to consume dairy goes up. To be fit for the future we need to continue to be innovative and make sure we have the right products available that are culturally acceptable, nutritious, safe, sustainable and affordable, and delivered in a way that makes them relevant to the lives of our consumers. That will vary from country to country and continent to continent.”

Bryans said that with the dairy industry’s environmental credentials being questioned, the industry knew it would have to put forward a strong case to policymakers about how dairy farming and dairy products could play an integral role in “feeding the world”.

There was, however, optimism in global dairy markets at present, but the caveat was that these markets had always experienced cyclical volatility, which had a profound impact on dairy farmers and processors alike, she added.

Recent Posts

Land: access vs ownership

The one crucial point that should not be forgotten by all the organisations and political parties representing, or claiming to…

14 hours ago

Agri interventions key to Ramaphosa’s economic stimulus package

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government has reprioritised funding towards an economic stimulus package that would focus on agriculture, among…

1 day ago

Biosecurity: your first line of defence against disease

Dr Fambies van Biljon, veterinarian at Sovereign Foods, talks to Glenneis Kriel about the crucial need to establish a well-run…

2 days ago

Local manufacturers seen at Royal Show

Every year, the Royal Show features exhibitors and agricultural equipment quite different from those at Nampo. The Royal Show is…

2 days ago

Free State fires claim first fatality

Fire officials in the Free State expressed hope that the forecast of rain for the weekend could bring some relief…

2 days ago

Making the most of calcium as a soil and plant nutrient

Despite being a vitally important element for optimal crop production, calcium is often largely undervalued by farmers and agronomists. Plant…

3 days ago

This website uses cookies.