Call for entries: Dairy Asia Sustainability Award

Dairy Asia recognizes that sustainable transformation of the Asian dairy sector can only be achieved through the continuous efforts of switching to more sustainable practices. The Dairy Asia Sustainability Award intents to recognize success stories of practice change from Asia and the Pacific region that make dairy systems more sustainable, both on- and off- farm.

This is an excellent opportunity to give visibility to your work and to inform and inspire others. If your success story meets our initial selection criteria, you will be invited to present your work to a large audience at the next members’ meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on 7-10 November 2017. Not only will this give you an opportunity to share the lessons you have learnt, but also to discuss together with like-minded professionals in the dairy sector how you can upscale your experience.

More details on the conditions and the submission process are provided in the document “call for entries”. The submission deadline is 15 September 2017. All submission must follow the template format and can be submitted to the Dairy Asia Secretariat (Asia-Dairy-Network@fao.org).

News & Updates (832)

UN says dairy a potential ally in Asian nutrition challenges

Written by Thursday, 08 December 2016 Published in News & Updates

BANGKOK (AP) — Even as Asia makes clear strides in taming hunger and famine, the rapidly modernizing continent needs to focus more on diversifying its diet or risk failing to quell malnutrition, with milk having the potential to help, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report Tuesday. Read more...

Milk powder producers prep for future demand amid tanking milk prices

Written by Thursday, 30 June 2016 Published in News & Updates

US milk powder producers said they plan to expand production capacity, which could translate into 440m pounds per year of additional milk powder, tacking on to the already mounting global dairy supply glut, according to a report by CoBank. Read more...

After 60 Years, India Is Finally Going To Get New National Milk Safety Standards

Written by Friday, 08 April 2016 Published in News & Updates

A recent survey revealed that more than 68 percent of milk sold in India was adulterated. Given how much milk is a part of the Indian diet, the shocking number showed the need for new national milk safety standards in the country. Read more...

Chinese group seeks permit for $15m SA dairy

Written by Monday, 21 March 2016 Published in News & Updates

Chinese-owned Blue Lake Dairy Company has lodged an application for a $15 million milk processing plant in Tantanoola, near Mount Gambier in South Australia. The processing plant, which is due to start operation in June or July if the Wattle Range Council approves the permit, will export most of the milk powder and infant formulas to China. In a second, $50 million stage, the company will invest in technology to create its own base milk powder. Read more...

New Zealand milk production falling less rapidly than thought

Written by Monday, 21 March 2016 Published in News & Updates

New Zealand milk supply will fall less rapidly than thought, Fonterra said, citing "favourable summer pasture growth conditions". The giant dairy co-operative forecast 2015-16 milk collections at 1.545bn kilogrammes of milk solids, a decline of 4% year on year. Read more...

Strong management at the local dairy level will prevent contamination

Written by Monday, 21 March 2016 Published in News & Updates

It is good to see Harsh Vardhan, Union minister for science and technology, apprising members of the Lok Sabha on adulterated milk, which has become a part of our diet. However, like many previous mentions of the issue, this one also missed the point: Contamination due to management practices. Read more...

Arla CFO Natalie Knight on how dairy giant navigated 2015 - the just-food interview, part one

Written by Sunday, 13 March 2016 Published in News & Updates

Arla Foods, the European dairy giant, saw sales and profits slide in 2015, a year that proved challenging for a number of the companies in the sector. However, the Lurpak and Castello owner described its performance as "robust". Read more...

New Zealand cuts benchmark rate to record low

Written by Sunday, 13 March 2016 Published in News & Updates

(MENAFN - AFP) New Zealand's central bank slashed interest rates to a record low in a surprise move on Thursday, citing the country's struggling dairy industry and a deteriorating global outlook. Read more...

All bets are off on the Chinese dairy market

Written by Friday, 11 March 2016 Published in News & Updates

During my Chinese New Year holiday, I travelled to the Hainan Island, the most southerly point of China's territories, and smack-bang in the middle of the South China Sea. Read more...