The World Dairy Summit, which is organised by the International Dairy Federation annually, is being hosted in India for the first time after 48 years. This year’s edition will transpire from 12 to 15 September at the India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR.
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the IDF World Dairy Summit 2022, a congregation of global and Indian dairy industry leaders, experts, farmers and policy planners centring around the theme of Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood on 12 September in Greater Noida.
The summit brings approximately 1500 participants from all over the world under one roof to talk about how the sector can contribute to nourishing the world with safe and sustainable dairying. The theme for World Dairy Summit 2022 is Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood.
Tetra Pak, a leading food processing and packaging solutions company, will be having a strong presence at this year’s summit. The company will be showcasing a variety of their dairy processing equipment and will be sharing their sustainable solutions as well. Today India is leading the world dairy sector with a 6% growth, three times the global growth along with per capita availability of 427 grams per day. And milk is the single largest agricultural commodity valued at Rs 9.32 lakh crore and accounting for 23% of the global share.
As per a company press note, “Tetra Pak will be showcasing two Made in India dairy processing equipment – a continuous freezer module, and a special module for dairy separators – both key innovations for the Indian dairy industry.” Additionally, Tetra Pak will be bringing in international experts to share their insights on key issues.
The four-day long IDF WDS 22 assumes significance as a dominant majority of over 8 crore dairy farmers in India are small and marginal (having an average of two bovines) making it the world’s numero uno dairying nation with an output of over 210 MT annually.
The Summit will have 24 sessions centred around the theme Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood covering key aspects of dairying. Three parallel technical sessions would be held for which more than 150 overseas and Indian speakers have been empanelled. A poster session is also being organised with the theme Innovations across Dairy Value Chain – Aligning with UN SDGs.
Tetra Pak is the headline sponsor for the IDF - Dairy Innovation Awards 2022, which are designed to encourage and celebrate innovative practices across the dairy sector. The winners will be felicitated at the Summit on 12 September.