Promoting Dairy Products Among Asian Countries
To exchange best practices, technical know-hows, promote Indian milch animal breeds and dairy products among Asian countries, the domestic players in the dairy industry have agreed.
At the domestic stakeholders meeting which was organised by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in milk city Anand, the consensus for co-operation in this areas emerged.
To introduce Dairy Asia platform to the Indian stakeholders and encourage them to join the platform for exchange of knowledge and best practices among the 13 partner nations of South Asia who are presently member of Dairy Asia was the purpose of the meeting.
The meeting was attended by around 50 participants from across the country representing state level dairy federations from Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Karnataka among others, milk producer companies, academic institutions, NGOs and experts from NDDB and its subsidiaries.
Since the South Asian countries have much in common, the most important being most countries have small holder production system, a platform such as Dairy Asia can help in fostering a regional cooperation and help each other in mitigating certain challenges such as climate change, said Dilip Rath, NDDB chairman.
Indian Dairy Association is the apex body of dairy industry in the country. Dairy Asia will have great symbolic strength and give stronger voice to Asian countries at international dairy forums.
It is worth mentioning here that globally, International Dairy Federation (IDF), a non-profit private sector organization set up in 1903, is the platform of various stakeholders in dairying.