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Qatari company Baladna Food Industries will be involved in Malaysian efforts to set up the biggest dairy complex in Malaysia.

Baladna will bring experience from transforming desert dairy in double-quick time

Malaysia to set up its biggest dairy farm with help from Qatar

By Richard Whitehead

A government agriculture development agency has joined forces with Qatar’s dairy producer to set up Malaysia’s biggest dairy farm in the next two years in a bid to make the country more self-sufficient in milk production.

With the addition of Kenya and Russia, the IDF now represents more than 75% of the world’s milk supply.

Russia and Kenya become IDF members

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has accepted Russia and Kenya as official members, bringing the number of member states in the federation to 43.

Growing populations, westernization of diets and a preference for full-fat dairy are driving global cheese growth. Pic: Getty/Михаил Руденко

Winners and losers in a decade of global cheese trade

By Beth Newhart

More out of market investments and a strong US production base are bolstering cheese growth. Rabobank took a look at the global cheese market since 2010 in a recent report, and predicted what’s to come.

Vinamilk is the top domestic dairy company in Vietnam.

Changing market heaps pressure on Vietnam’s dairies

By Richard Whitehead

Much of Vietnam’s domestic dairy industry has been sailing in choppy waters this year, not helped by new international market entrants and by uncertainty over whether the pan-national trade pact it entered at the start of 2019 will help or hinder the...

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Chile: Milk labeling law unanimously approved

By Asia Sherman

Chile’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate unanimously approved a new regulation that requires clear labeling of the origin and composition of milk and dairy products.

The US exported more than $165m worth of dairy products to Indonesia last year. Pic: Getty Images/AsianDream

US dairy looks to expand in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

The US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), in partnership with the government of Indonesia, hosted a business roundtable in Jakarta last week that brought together 13 US dairy suppliers and 120 plus participants representing...

Al Ain Farms was the first dairy to be established in the United Arab Emirates.

A tale of two desert dairies

By Richard Whitehead

Abu Dhabi’s Al Ain Farms and Dubai’s Al Rawabi have evolved differently over the last four decades to become regional majors.

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