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Iranian dairy products are exported around the world, with Russia a particularly important market. Pic:©iStock/Fredex8

Top Iranian dairy companies and trends

By Jim Cornall

The Iranian dairy industry is beginning to expand.  This growth domestically is being complemented by the country’s dairy companies now looking to export to countries such as Russia.

Following the 105th IDF Dairy Summit in Rotterdam (above) in 2016, the summit in 2017 is being held in Northern Ireland, before moving to South Korea in 2018.

IDF monitoring Korean tension

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has told DairyReporter it is monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula as the war of words between the US and North Korea intensifies.

A case study on Nigeria's dairy industry by professional services company PwC looks at problems and potential solutions. Pic:©iStock/creisinger

Report looks at dairy issues in Nigeria

By Jim Cornall

Professional services company PwC has published a case study, Transforming Nigeria's Agricultural Value Chain, which looks at the confectionery and dairy sectors.

US consumers haven't lost the taste for ice cream, they're just eating less of it, according to a Toluna survey. ©iStock/badmanproduction

Ice cream survey underscores health awareness of consumers

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers are indulging more selectively, and more than half of Americans said they either do not eat ice cream or limit their consumption due to health concerns, according to national survey conducted by Toluna.  

India is expected to maintain its position as the world's largest butter producer through the forecasted period. ©iStock/Grigorenko

India to become world’s largest producer of milk by 2026

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Milk production is expected to accelerate worldwide especially in India where it will grow 49% by 2026, contrasting with the steady decline of milk consumption in developed markets like the US, according to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026.