U.S. Backs Global Plans for Dairy Sustainability

By October 5, 2017 October 13th, 2017 News Posts

The U.S. is joining global efforts to promote dairy sustainability.

dairy sustainabilityAt the World Dairy Summit in Brussels on the 27 of September 2017, the U.S. National Committee of the International Dairy Federation (US-IDF) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF) endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.  The Declaration is aimed at facilitating dairy sustainability practices in the global dairy sector.

The Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam was created in October 2016 by the IDF and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN) and is using the U.N. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as its overarching frameworks to guide its actions.

The US-IDF said that the terms of the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam align with its industry goals, including taking an integrated approach to promote dairy sustainability.

In addition to the recent endorsement by the U.S. dairy sector, the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam has been endorsed by key dairy stakeholders, including Ireland and New Zealand.

For more information about U.S. dairy sustainability, visit the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy or read the U.S. dairy fact sheet here.

Source: Dairy Reporter