At the hub of the matter

The International Dairy Federation launched its Women in Dairy Knowledge Hub, an initiative aimed at providing resources and fostering collaboration for Women Empowerment in the global dairy sector, on International Women’s Day, which was Friday 8 March. The hub features reference reports, e-learnings, spotlights on women, rapport summaries, factsheets, webinars, blog posts, and case studies. The launch marks a significant step towards creating a comprehensive knowledge repository and a supportive community for women in the dairy sector, the IDF says.

“Gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment are essential to achieving all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as ensuring food systems that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. For generations, the dairy sector has been contributing to the empowerment of women. The new IDF Women in Dairy Knowledge Hub focuses on how the dairy sector is helping and can improve the empowerment of women to achieve broad social benefits,” says Caroline Emond, who is the first female director general of the organisation.

Let’s face it, dairy is an industry built on females. The animals are female, and the IDF estimates that on the 133 million dairy farms globally, over 600 million people live on these farms including 80 million women, around 37 million of whom head up their farms. So, no small matter. We matter in this industry and any new initiative helping women be further supported in this sector is a good call.

Don’t forget to visit for more information. A YouTube video of the session is now available as well:

In related news, our support for the industry is set to go live on 27 June, at the International Cheese & Dairy Expo. The dairy industry will gather together for the seminars and exhibitors, as well as the cheese judging and networking. Don’t miss out, and see you all there.

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