# Issue 33, August 2020
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In this issue...

Find out about our annual Members Meeting program - registration is now open! We also report on other DSF activities and topical items for those engaged in sustainability efforts in the cattle sector.

DSF Virtual Annual Members Meeting - September 23rd, 11h00-15h15 (UK time)

The role of the DSF in a changing Sustainable Food System
A dynamic and interactive program has been developed to challenge us to think differently regarding the role of dairy and the DSF in a sustainable food system of the future.  We are delighted to have two high-profile keynote speakers from outside the dairy sector…

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DSF 2018 Reporting Results

2018 reporting summary


We recently shared the first aggregated member reporting results for seven of the 11 criteria covering the environmental, economic and social sustainability factors. These data are from 2018 and reported by DSF members in 2019. Members have reported this year on all 11 criteria so the…

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DSF Webinar Programme for Members continues

Our DSF Webinar programme continues to be well received and supported by members across the globe.  We are working our way through the DSF criteria and are very grateful to all our member speakers who have kindly volunteered to share with us their programs addressing DSF…

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Webinar series 2020

GRSB calls for United Nations to base its response to climate change on sound science

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has written to the relevant UN bodies and their communications departments to voice their concerns over the misleading claims contained within the United Nations (UN) Act Now campaign, specifically regarding the “Eat Less Meat” initiative. This includes the messaging…

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Why we need a “New Normal” for production and consumption

Our population is growing but our natural resources are not. As we meet our needs for food, fibres, fodder, and other benefits, we are contributing to land degradation.”  This thought-provoking article on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub is written by FAO’s Moctar Sacande and Tiina Vähänen.  There are ways to improve production and consumption to…

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Have you got what it takes to be a Nuffield Scholar?

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Do you know or are you an individual who makes a living from agriculture, either as a primary producer or working in the industry, typically between 25 and 45 years of age; seeking to develop capacity and experience through travel and exploration?

Nuffield International Farming…

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Food for thought...
  • Biotechnology could change the cattle industry. Will it succeed
  • Refreshing your Materiality Matrix after Covid-19
  • New Study Supports Value of Feeding Transition Milk
  • Climate change-driven disasters making insurance premiums too dear for farmers
  • Mitigation of greenhouse gases in dairy cattle via genetic selection

Biotechnology could change the Cattle…

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Upcoming Events
  • From Crisis to Opportunity: Lessons from COVID-19 for Building a Better Future through Sustainable Livestock, GASL online MSP Meeting – 14 -18 September 2020 more details
  • DSF Annual Members Meeting (online)- 23 September 2020 11h00 UK timeMembers – register here
  • Global Dairy Platform’s 14th Annual Meeting - 25 September 2020 (virtual event) - for more details contact news@globaldairyplatform.com
  • International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food: Towards sustainable agri-food systems - 13 October 2020 more details
  • World Food Day - 16 October 2020 more details
If you have any forthcoming events that you think would interest DSF Members, please send details to info@dairysustainabilityframework.org and we will do our best to include them in future newsletters.
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