Issue #46, November 2022
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We bring you news of the recent DSF Members meeting, the DSF Reporting progress for the 2021 calendar year, Dairy at COP27 and much more...

2022 DSF Members Meeting - Around the Dairy Sustainability World in 180 Minutes

DSF Members mtg Ambassador panel


Over 100 delegates from right across the dairy value chain in 23 different countries met online for the 2022 DSF Members meeting on 3rd November. Chaired by Krysta Harden, President and CEO of the US Dairy Export Council, the theme of the three-hour meeting was Around the Dairy Sustainability World in 180 Minutes and featured…

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DSF Annual Reporting for 2021 calendar year

The DSF Annual Reporting for the 2021 Calendar Year was published at the DSF Annual Members meeting earlier this month. In his presentation at the DSF Annual Meeting, DSF Director Brian Lindsay explained that the DSF now accounts for 31% of global (cow & buffalo) milk production…

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Dairy at COP27



The Chairman & Director of the Dairy Sustainability Framework discussing how the DSF as the monitoring and reporting mechanism for global dairy sustainability is crucial to the success of the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative at COP27

Food certainly moved up the agenda at this…

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DSF Biodiversity COI meeting

The DSF Biodiversity Community of Interest (COI) met for the second time last month, facilitated by Julia Buckingham of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DSF Implementing Member). The group had welcomed Kristine Tapley, National Lead of Sustainability at Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), who shared some fascinating results from…

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DSF Materiality Review to take place in 2023

As outlined in the DSF’s 2020 – 2025 Strategic plan, in 2023 the DSF Secretariat will commission a materiality review of the 11 DSF Criteria to ensure they remain fit for purpose, retaining the dairy sector’s efforts at the cutting edge of sustainability actions. The DSF recognises…

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GDP Annual Meeting 30 November – have you secured your place to attend?

There are two opportunities to join in with the Global Dairy Platform’s Annual meeting, depending on the time that best suits you.  The virtual meeting is being held twice: running from 06h00 – 09h30 CT or 18h00 – 21h30 CT.  A packed programme includes presentations on what GDP has achieved in 2022, panel discussions on…

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Assessing resilience in the livestock sector

GASL paper


Published this month by the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) is this interesting paper that has arisen from a webinar ‘Assessing resilience in the livestock sector – of what, to what, and for whom?’ considered multiple factors that support and challenge resilience, with a special focus…

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Livestock and greenhouse gas emissions: Launch of the GLEAM Dashboard

In mid-October, an FAO webinar marked the release of the latest (2015) estimates of livestock’s GHG emissions from an updated version of the model and launched the GLEAM Dashboard, an interactive web platform to visualise and analyse livestock emissions with a high level of detail. GLEAM estimates are based on a life cycle assessment along…

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Other sustainability news from Members

We continue to share dairy sustainability news from around the membership.
Dairy Sustainability eNews from Australia
Dairy Sustainability Alliance Newsletter Fall 2022 – from the USA

If you have sustainability materials or news you would like to share, please contact the DSF Secretariat.

November’s food for thought…
  • Seastock completes first harvest of methane-reducing seaweed asparagopsis in Western Australia
  • Does sustainability drive purchase intent? If you don’t have delicious and nutritious you don’t get to play at the table
  • Cows Are Too Stressed Out to Keep Up with Global Dairy Demand
  • Transforming livestock systems to achieve better agrifood…
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Upcoming dates

• GDP Annual Meeting – 30 November 2022 email for details details 
• 'Livestock & Plastic Use': LRIC Horizon Series webinar, 1 December 2022 - with Dr. Erica Pensini, Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph. She will discuss the relationship between livestock and plastic use and how Ontario's animal agriculture industry can make positive changes.
World Milk Day – 1 June 2023
World Environment Day – 5 June 2023
IDF World Dairy Summit, Chicago, US – 16 - 19 October
UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28), United Arab Emirates – 6 - 17 November 2023

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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