India and China to host IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2023

India and China will host the forthcoming IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2023 respectively in their capitals.

Both countries won the right to host the annual IDF event with unanimous support from the General Assembly which met on the eve of the World Dairy Summit 2018 in Daejeon, Korea, on 14 October.

According to the IDF World Dairy Situation 2018 report, India is the world’s largest producer of milk, and China is the world’s fourth-largest producer of cow’s milk by country.

Mr Dilip Rath, chairman of the National Dairy Development Board of India and secretary of IDF India National Committee, said: “The efforts put in by all the stake holders has contributed in transforming a milk deficit country into a world leader in milk production. Hosting the World Dairy Summit 2022 will be a proud moment and a befitting tribute to dairy farmers.”

Mr. Kungang Song, chair of the IDF China National Committee, said: “China has developed into an important international dairy market, serving as a major engine of growth in the global dairy sector. We have a lot of experience to share at the World Dairy Summit 2023 in Beijing.”

IDF director general Caroline Emond said there is much to be learned from market leaders such as India and China

“The exchange of ideas among different IDF member countries on a global platform at the World Dairy Summit will promote greater dialogue on issues and trends that will draw on the expertise and experience of each country which will contribute to the sustainable development of the dairy sector.”

The World Dairy Summit 2019 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in Cape Town, South Africa in 2020, while Chile will play host in 2021 in Puerto Varas.

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