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IDF World Dairy Summit 2011

24 August 2011

GLOBAL - “The Global Environmental Footprint of Dairy Products” – an International Dairy Federation (IDF)and FAO Conference on Environment will be held in Parma, Italy, 15 - 19 October 2011.

Those attending the IDF World Dairy Summit 2011 will have the opportunity to participate in an IDF/FAO conference exploring the theme: “The Global Environmental Footprint of Dairy Products.”

This conference, held on 19 October, is undoubtedly integral to the Summit’s overall focus on “Sustainable Food Security”.

One of the biggest challenges facing the dairy industry is to increase production while keeping environmental impact to a minimum. A number of international speakers will present achievements that have already been made at farm and industry level, showing how the dairy sector is improving its carbon footprint.

The spotlight will be on the recent implementation of the IDF Carbon Footprint Methodology; presenting results, the identification of hotspots, and the action plan for the future.

In the afternoon session participants will benefit from an FAO report on the new developments in their work to monitor the environmental sustainability of the livestock sector.

In addition, scientific experts will be explaining recent progress in research programmes, covering more globally the fields of environment and sustainability, with topics such as biodiversity, economic and social indicators, and water quality.

Visit http://www.wds2011.com for more information on Summilk and for further updates.

Don’t forget to register before the fees change on 15 September.

TheCattleSite News Desk



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