Productivity, livelihood and sustainability way forward for India’s dairy sector: Dilip Rath

Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Dilip Rath highlighted major challenges for the dairy sector and ways to help nourish a growing population in a sustainable way while addressing the delegates at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands held between October 17 and October 21.

The summit with the theme, ‘Dare to Dairy’ kicked off with the key question: how will dairy sustainably contribute to feeding 9 billion people in 2050? Delegates from all over the world met to get familiar with the latest research findings and experiences relevant to the global dairy sector. There were about 30 participants from India.

Rath was invited to address the global dairy community at the prestigious summit. He suggested that the way forward for India’s dairy sector includes focus on productivity, livelihoods and sustainability.

The summit ended with the Declaration of Rotterdam which is a comprehensive statement on how the dairy sector is going to respond to the various challenges as set by the SDGs of the United Nations.