Continuing strong positive outlook for global dairy industrybut increased volatility in international prices. Rapidly declining common resource base and growing feedcosts.
A web platform should be established for the ADN in the short termwhich gives public access to information on the dairy sector in allmember countries.In the long term ADN should organize a biennial conference with theaim to reach the entire
Growing production and stagnant per capita consumption. Isthere a need to stimulate consumption? Why and how?Should regional and national policy promote self-sufficiency, orcontinue to depend significantly on imports under an argumentof differential comparative advantage?
Development of modern dairy industry (mainlycooperative): product development, efficiency,mergers into larger unitsDevelopment of modern feed industry(cooperative and private)Development of breeding programmes (AI,progeny testing, DHI programs) Improved access to finance for farmers andcompanies (cooperative agricultural bank).
Stocking capacity: Is the farm carrying too many stock for the available forage supplies? On-farm forage production: How much of the farm’s annual forage requirements must be purchased?
Facilitate an increase in productivity, quality andprofitability, in an environmentally sustainable manner, atall points along the dairy value chain in Asia.Facilitate the collection and dissemination of high qualityinformation and knowledge relevant to dairy developmentin Asia.
It is estimated that almost 150 million farm households, i.e. more than 150 million people, are engaged in milk production, the majority of them in developing countries. Annual milk consumption growth rates in these countries averaged 3.5 to 4.0 percent
After more than half a century of declining real prices for dairy products, there are strong signs of astructural change in the global dairy sector which are conducive for investment in the sector. This isparticularly true in Asia where demand
By 2050 the world will need to feed an additional 2 billion people and require 70 percentmore meat and milk. The increasing future demand for livestock products, driven byincreases in income, population and urbanization will impose a huge demand on