IDF World Dairy Summit 2022,India
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International Dairy Federation
The IDF World Dairy Summit is an annual meeting of the global dairy sector, bringing together approximately 1500 participants from all over the world. The participant profile includes CEOs and employees of dairy processing companies, dairy farmers, suppliers to the dairy industry, academicians, government representatives, etc. The summit is composed of a series of scientific and technical conferences and social events including a Welcome Reception, Farmers' Dinner, Gala Dinner as well as Technical and Social Tours.

The IDF World Dairy Summit will provide a forum to industry experts to share knowledge and ideas on how the sector can contribute to nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairying. Participants will get an opportunity to acquire knowledge on latest research findings and experiences relevant to the global dairy sector in the broadest sense.

“Welcome to India for the IDF WDS 2022. In case it is not possible to visit in-person, join virtually.”

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Dairy for Nutrition and Livelihood
Milk and milk products are synonymous with nutrition and good health since ages. Milk is a near complete food and rich source of important nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in biologically available form. The nutritional supremacy of milk is an ever-evolving phenomenon. Dairying provides livelihood and economic resilience to millions of people across the world through large dairy farms as well as smallholder systems. The role of dairying in ensuring food and nutritional security is evident. Thus, there is an increasing need amongst the policy makers to view dairying as the nucleus of many allied activities and their positive impact on society.
9 - 11 Sep

  • IDF Business Meetings (Members only)
  • Welcome Reception (11 Sep)
  • Dairy Farmers’ Round Table (11 Sep)

12 Sep

  • Inaugural ceremony
  • World Dairy Leaders’ Forum
  • Dairy Outlook 2022
  • IDF Dairy Innovation Awards

13 Sep

  • Technical Sessions - Dairying for Livelihood
  • Generic Marketing Campaigns – IMP Trophy Finalist Presentation
  • Announcement of Winners of Posters Session
  • Side Event by FAO – Innovation Solutions for AMR Management
  • Farmers’ Dinner

14 Sep

  • Technical Sessions - Dairying for Nutrition
  • Gala Dinner with Cultural Programme

15 Sep

  • Technical Sessions – Sustainable Dairying
  • Social and Technical Tours

16 - 17 Sep

  • Social and Technical Tours

India Expo Centre & Mart
Greater Noida, National Capital Region (Delhi - NCR), INDIA
India Expo Centre & Mart
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International Dairy Federation
IDF is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. Since 1903, IDF's network of dairy experts has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. A recognised international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, IDF has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices and regulations are in place to ensure the world’s dairy products are safe and sustainable. With over 1,200 highly qualified dairy experts in 43 member countries around the world, IDF represents 75% of global milk production and provides a permanent source of authoritative scientific and technical information relevant to the dairy sector.
Indian National Committee of the International Dairy Federation
India is represented in International Dairy Federation (IDF) by the Indian National Committee (INC). The INC IDF has 17 members representing Government, National Institutions, Academia and Industry. The Secretary (AHD), DAHD, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India is the President of the INC IDF and the Executive Director, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) is its Member Secretary. NDDB, as its Secretariat, coordinates the activities of the INC IDF. The INC has nominated Indian experts on the relevant Standing Committees (SCs) and Task Forces (TFs). These experts are involved in the scientific and technical works of the IDF. At present, India is also represented in the Board of IDF.
Indian Dairy Sector
India is self sufficient in milk and the world’s top milk producer as well as consumer. India’s dairy sector is unique in many aspects. It has a unique smallholder milk production system, wherein more than 70 percent of dairy farmers own either 1 or 2 animals. Dairying in India is more about livelihoods to about 80 million rural households than simply a business. It provides a stable cash flow as compared to crop cultivation. There is a large network of dairy institutions, providing market access to the dairy farmers. Around 60-70 percent of consumer rupee flows back to producers, which is highest in the world. Milk is India’s single largest agricultural commodity in terms of value amounting to approximately USD 118 billion.
India is home to about 19 percent of in-milk cattle and 63 percent of in-milk buffaloes in the world. It has a very rich reservoir of genetic diversity and possesses some of the best breeds of cattle and buffaloes in the world. 50 well-defined breeds of cattle and 19 of buffaloes are well adapted to the local environment. Milk and milk products are important constituents of Indian food basket. Due to a number of factors like growing population, rising income and increasing urbanization, the demand for milk and milk products is steadily growing. India’s efforts are aimed at meeting this increasing demand to continue to maintain self sufficiency and nutritional security in a sustainable way – socially, economically and environmentally.
The Republic of India is a country in South Asia, bound by Indian Ocean in the South, the Arabian sea in South-West and the Bay of Bengal on the South-East. India is a sovereign republic, governed in a democratic parliamentary system. It is a large peninsular land, sharing its border with Pakistan in the West, China, Nepal and Bhutan in the North and Bangladesh and Myanmar in the East and Sri Lanka in the South. India is a confluence of multiple cultures and religions. The population of the country is estimated to about 1.36 billion. With its myriad culture and heritage, India offers one of the best touring experiences. From the snow-capped mountains to the deserts, wide marshy salt pans to the ocean, India offers everything to an eager traveller. Its rich forest wealth offers unique experiences of varied flora and fauna, native to the different geological structures across the length and breadth of the country.
Agriculture & Food in India
India is the seventh largest country in the world with an area of about 329 million hectares. It has diverse agro-ecological zones that enable production of wide range of crops like cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, spices & condiments, fiber, plantation crops, flowers, etc. India, known as the home of spices and given their exquisite aroma, taste and medicinal value, has a large demand of spices globally. Agriculture and allied sectors play a vital role in India’s economy as more than half of the total workforce is engaged in these sectors that account for about 18 percent of the country’s Gross Value Added (GVA). India is the largest producer of milk, jute and pulses, and second largest producer of rice, wheat, groundnut, sugarcane, tea and fruits & vegetables. India exports an extensive range of products like rice (including the popular Basmati rice), fresh fruits & vegetables, buffalo meat, marine products etc.
New Delhi, the capital of India, is a cosmopolitan city due to its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population. New Delhi is the confluence of country’s rich past and thriving present. It is a city where ancient and modern blend seamlessly. New Delhi has several historic sites and museums. The National Museum, India Gate, National War Memorial, Rajpath, Qutab Minar, Jantar Mantar are some of the prominent sites in New Delhi.
General Information

The participants will be invited to pre-register online or register at the venue.

Local Currency

The official currency in India is the Rupee, respresented by INR(₹). Currencies can be exchanged at money exchanges at airport or in the city.


Delegates are requested to make their own hotel accomodation arrangements. A list of hotels is provided for information.


Accomodation, meals in restaurants and purchased merchandise can be paid in cash or by major credit cards and debit cards.

Visa Request

Participants are advised to contact the consular authorities of India well in advance for processing the visa applications.


Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi is 47.2 km (78 minutes) from the venue. Metro trains and taxis are available for commuting.

Weather & Time Zone

Delhi is located in the northern part of India and is situated between the Himalayan and the Aravalli range. The climate of Delhi is characterized by high variation in temperature between summer and winter. The temperature varies from 46 °C (115 °F) in summers to around 2°C (35.6 °F) in winters. The average annual rainfall is about 714 millimetres, most of which occurs during July and August. In September, the average temperature remains at around 35°C (95 °F) with occasional precipitations.


(The information provided is as per the websites of the respective hotels/resorts.
An expanded list of hotels and negotiated rates will be made available in due course of time.)

Sandal Suites, (Operated by Lemon Tree) Noida

Distance from venue 13 Kms

Lemon Tree Hotels is an Indian hotel company with brands across the upscale, upper midscale, midscale and economy segments. Our award winning chain of hotels and resorts in key business and leisure destinations in India and abroad. We deliver differentiated yet superior service offerings, with a value-for-money proposition.

Sandal Suites, operated by Lemon Tree Hotels, Noida has 195 spacious and well-appointed suites, which feature a separate living area, an independent balcony and a kitchenette. These suites provide comfortable accommodation and seamless service at attractive rates and are perfect for transient and long stay guests alike.

Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater Noida

Distance from venue 5 km

It offers great space for ardent golfers to brush up their golfing skills. Diligently designed by the veteran golfer Greg Norman, this golf & spa resort is a visual treat for all the travellers visiting us. Strategically nestled within lush green premises of Greater Noida, this magical creation is enclosed by the abundant sweep of greenery, winning many hearts. Built on widespread over whimsical foliage, this 5-star luxurious resort offers 170 cordially designed rooms (152 deluxe rooms and 18 suites), seven fine dining experiences, a super fun kid's zone, a luxurious Spa, Tamaya and banquet & conference facilities for 30-1400 persons at one time.

Radisson Blu Hotel Greater Noida

Distance from venue 3 km

Situated in the heart of the business-oriented city of Greater Noida, the Radisson Blu Hotel Greater Noida offers a prime location adjacent to key attractions like The Grand Venice Mall and The India Expo Center & Mart. Travel throughout the area is made easy with our close proximity to the Yamuna Expressway as well as the Pari Chowk metro station just five minutes away. We are also just a 15-minute drive from the car racing events at Buddh International Circuit, India’s only Formula One track, plus guests can reach major tourist destinations in Agra within less than two hours.

Social Tours

The social tours cover the most famous distinguished landmarks and monuments of Delhi and nearby places such as Agra and Jaipur. Indian culture has the influence of different languages and religions and is considered as one of the world’s oldest cultures. You can experience it through its magnificent cultural heritage sites, its impressive architecture and spellbound stories of love, valour and spiritual achievement.

New Delhi

New Delhi, the capital of India, is a cosmopolitan city due to its multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population. New Delhi is the confluence of country’s rich past and thriving present. It is a city where ancient and modern blend seamlessly together. New Delhi is home to several historic sites and museums.

It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the World War I.
Location : Near Rajpath
Parliament is the supreme legislative body of India - comprises Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha.
Location: Near Rashtrapati Bhavan
Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Location: Behind Red Fort
Humayun's Tomb
This magnificent garden tomb was built in 1565 A.D.
Location: Mathura Road
Rashtrapati Bhavan
It is home to the President of the world's largest democracy and stands on a 330 acre estate.
Location: President's estate
Bahai Temple
The last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world.
Location: East of Nehru Place
Akshardham Temple
Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture.
Location: On NH 24, Akshardham Setu
Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak.
Location: Mehrauli
Delhi Haat
The Delhi Haat provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market.
Location: Delhi Haat, INA

This historical city stands around 180 km from the venue, on the banks of river Yamuna. Agra has many timeless architectural wonders.
Connectivity: Road, train and flight

Taj Mahal
One of the seven wonders of this world, the beautiful ivory white-marble mausoleum, Taj Mahal, is known as the icon of love. Taj Mahal is the perfect example of the intricacy and brilliance of Persian and Mughal architecture.
Agra Fort
Agra Fort, is the largest Mughal fort in India, which was built in 16th-century with red sandstone at the banks of Yamuna River. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638.
Fatepur Sikri
This magnificent fortified ancient city, 40 km west of Agra, was the short-lived capital of the Mughal empire between 1572 and 1585, during the reign of emperor Akbar. Buland Darwaza, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Jodha Bai's Palace, Jama Mosque are among its major tourist attractions.

The Pink City around 335 km from the venue is replete with historical landmarks that echo its past glory.
Connectivity: Road, train and flight

Amer Fort
Cradled on top of the Aravalli Hill, lies the Amer Fort, one of the most magnificent palaces in India. Also commonly known as the Amber Fort, this majestic building with its maze-like passages and serpentine staircases is an architectural masterpiece.
Hawa Mahal
Hawa Mahal, also known as "Palace of Breeze", was built in 1799 as an extension to the Royal City Palace of Jaipur. It is an extraordinary pink-painted, delicately honeycombed hive that rises a dizzying five storeys.
City Palace
Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the vast complex of the City Palace occupied one-seventh of the walled city. The palace is divided into a series of courtyards, buildings and gardens including the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal.
Technical Tour to Anand

The transformation of Indian dairying – moving from singly held businesses to jointly owned cooperatives – first took place in pre-independence years in the small town called ‘Anand’ (meaning 'Joy') in the State of Gujarat. The Anand Model Dairy Cooperative is a three-tier structure with the dairy cooperative societies at the village level federated under a milk union at the district level and a federation of member unions at the state level. This dairy development model ensures principles of equality and equity to improve the livelihood of the dairy farmers. Anand is the epitome of the success of Indian dairying. The exposure to Indian dairying gets complete only by visiting Anand, Gujarat.

'AMUL', the brand name of Kaira Milk Union, has been derived from the Sanskrit word 'Amulya', meaning ‘Priceless’. Now, also used collectively by the Gujarat State Dairy Federation, it empowers about 36 lakh farmer members affiliated to more than 18,500 village-level dairy cooperative societies with a group turnover of over Rs 53,000 Crores (approx. US$ 7.3 billion).
NDDB has been created to promote, finance and support producer-owned and controlled organisations. NDDB’s efforts transformed India’s rural economy by making dairying a viable and profitable economic activity for millions of milk producers while addressing the country’s need for self sufficiency in milk production.
Under NDDB’s Manure Value Chain initiative, the smallholder women farmers have come together to form all women manure cooperatives. They utilize cattle dung to produce biogas which meets their cooking fuel needs as well as provides for an additional source of regular income through sale of by-products of digested slurry from biogas plants.

INC IDF Secretariat
National Dairy Development Board
Anand, India