# Issue 37, April 2021
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In this issue...

We report on DSF activities and other dairy sustainability items of interest....

DSF Members Webinars - the latest and what’s coming up next

In March, Dai Harvey, Land O’ Lakes Venture 37, gave an insight into Dairy Market Development in Emerging Economies.  The World’s population will reach 10 billion people and only 37% of the earth’s surface area is available to grow crops and raise livestock to nourish that…

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2021 DSF Annual Members meeting - save the date!

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The Virtual DSF Annual Members Meeting will be held online on 30 November 2021, starting at 19h00 UK time.  Planning for the meeting, with the support of the DSF Development Group has just started.  We anticipate the meeting lasting approximately 3-hours.  We will keep you posted…

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Update on DSF’s Communities of Interest (CI)

The Animal Care CI met earlier this month and had a lively discussion with guest speakers from the UK,  Phoebe Russell from the NFU and Abi Reader a Welsh Dairy Farmer. The group is due to meet again in late June and has a program planned…

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Online Consultation: Core food and agricultural indicators for measuring the private sector’s contribution to the achievement of the SDGs

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition has launched an online consultation: Core food and agricultural indicators for measuring the private sector’s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Pietro Gennari and Valerie Bizier from FAO’s Office of the Chief Statistician invite you to provide feedback on FAO’s draft guidance on…

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J-Milk joins the DSF as the Aggregating Member for Japan

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J-Milk (Japan Dairy Association) consists of 23 dairy organization members such as the Japan Dairy Council (Farm Milk Production Organization), Japan Dairy Industry Association (Dairy Processor Organization) which cover the entire milk supply chain from production, processing and distribution and handling 95% (approx. 7 million tons…

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Dairy’s Role in a Responsible and Sustainable Food System - new publication

Global Dairy Platform (GDP), in conjunction with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), has released a new technical publication – Dairy’s Role in a Responsible and Sustainable Food System. The report summarizes a webinar held…

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Australian farms taking action to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Australia hosted the annual Global Research Alliance Council meeting on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases annual council meeting at the end of March with 64 countries participating online.  In celebration of their hosting, a short film on Australian dairy farms’ outlining their approach to reducing emissions.  The film features Ellinbank’s Dr Joe Jacobs who gives a tour…

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Animal source foods in ethical, sustainable & healthy diets - new website

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The ALEPH2020 initiative (Animal source foods and Livestock: Ethics, Planet, and Human health) was launched at the end of 2020 by an international and interdisciplinary consortium of more than 35 scientific experts.  This website aims to give an overview of the controversies related to the…

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Sustainability News from DSF Members

We continue to share dairy sustainability news from around the membership.

Dairy Sustainability eNews from Australia

Land O’Lakes announces sustainability commitments

If you have materials you would like to share, please do let the DSF Secretariat know.

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April's food for thought...
  • Will removing dairy cows help stop climate change?
  • The 9 paradoxes of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy
  • Improving genomic prediction of methane emission
  • Did world lockdown help in the fight against climate change?
  • How a bicycle tripled on woman’s income
  • Red seaweed (Asparagopsis taxiformis) supplementation reduces enteric…
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Upcoming Events
If you have any forthcoming events that you think would be of interest to the DSF community, please send details to the DSF Secretariat and we will do our best to include them in future newsletters.
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