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Turkey and Zimbabwe Join The International Dairy Federation

21 September 2009

GENERAL - Turkey and Zimbabwe were welcomed as new members of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) bringing IDF’s global representation up to 58 countries and increasing IDF’s presence even further.

At the 96th General Assembly held in Berlin, Germany on 20 September, the President of the Turkish National Committee, Mr. Ali Ülker said: ‘With world and EU integration as one of its priorities, we have taken the first step in this respect by becoming a member of the International Dairy Federation. We intend to play an integral role in the decision mechanism of IDF and ensure effective participation in committee studies.’

Turkey is the 11th major milk producing country in the world and now 10th among IDF members with its annual milk production of 12 billion litres.

The National Dairy Committee of Zimbabwe, with the support of the Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust, was welcomed today with Mr. E Mupunga as Chairman.

‘As we strategise to rebuild our industry we have recognised the need for the support of the International Dairy Federation. We need to be up to date on the full spectrum of issues that affect our dairy industry and this will be available through IDF,’ says R J Van Vuuren, Trustee for Zimbabwe Dairy Industry Trust.

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