IDF launches World Dairy Situation Report 2021 and says hola, Mexico

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Mexico has been admitted to the IDF.  Pic: Getty Images/AnnaPustynnikova
Mexico has been admitted to the IDF. Pic: Getty Images/AnnaPustynnikova

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The International Dairy Federation’s latest overview of the dairy sector, covering markets worldwide, global trends and preliminary COVID-19 impacts has been published.

The organization has also welcomed Mexico as a member.

The report, which is produced annually by IDF as part of its mission to represent and support the dairy sector globally, was unveiled at the IDF Global Dairy Conference.

The 2021 edition is the result of collaboration between dairy experts and key organizations around the globe and within the IDF. The report contains information about the international dairy sector - including data tables, graphs, country reports and analyses for more than 50 dairy-producing countries from all five continents.

It also provides an in-depth understanding of the current macro supply and demand trends affecting the dairy sector. Its statistics are intended to help the reader better understand and deal with the challenges and opportunities facing the global dairy market. There is also find a dedicated chapter on the dairy situation in Denmark, the host of the IDF event this year.

IDF director general Caroline Emond said, “The World Dairy Situation 2021 is an essential read for decision-makers and dairy sector stakeholders concerned with continuously changing global dairy market conditions. To further meet the needs of our sector in this challenging period, the 2021 edition of the report also features a special chapter dedicated to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030.”

The IDF World Dairy Situation 2021 report not only consists of written chapters on production, processing, prices, consumption, and trade but is expanded with 30 plus tables that give the reader a comprehensive overview of global dairy developments.

In this year’s issue, a full chapter is dedicated to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030, and the assessment of the dairy industries effort to reduce GHG emissions, which also ties into the IDF Global Dairy Conference "“A changing climate for dairy”.

IDF welcomes Mexico to its membership

Mexico is the newest member of the IDF group.

The IDF said this means it will benefit from being part of a dynamic network of leading dairy experts whose aim it is to support and develop the global dairy sector.

“With the recent addition of Mexico as a new member, IDF now represents over 75% of the world’s milk supply,”​ Emond said.

“I am deeply delighted to be collaborating with our new member on important dairy related issues and opportunities facing the global sector. Having Mexico as a member of the IDF community is an asset to us, and we cannot wait to work with them.”

The IDF National Committee in Mexico will be led by Carlos Villarreal.

Villarreal said, "We are very happy to re-incorporate the International Dairy Federation, after a few years of absence, to collaborate from Mexico, to the objective of the IDF: To nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. We look forward working with IDF, help the sector in our country, and to add value to IDF. We are very thankful, looking forward to being with IDF in the present and the future.”

Piercristiano Brazzale, president of the IDF, said, “We’re very thrilled to welcome Mexico into the IDF membership. We look forward to working with them on the key issues facing the global dairy sector today. Mexico’s expertise and perspective will not only be valuable to the global dairy sector, but having this new country at the table alongside our broad members is incredibly important adding even more strength to our global voice, knowledge and expertise.”

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