#3 Issue, October 2014
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Welcome from the GDAA Chairman

Welcome to the third edition of the GDAA newsletter. I am pleased to share with you the appointment of two new Governors for the GDAA.

Mr. Ian Halliday, Managing Director of Dairy Australia who will ‘represent’ the Australasia region and Mrs. Barbara O’Brien, President of the Innovation Centre for US Dairy, who will bring the North American continent view to the governors table. I am delighted that both Ian and Barb have committed themselves to working at the Governance level of the GDAA.

Donald Moore, Chairman of the GDAA and Executive Director of Global Dairy Platform

Report on the 13th Congreso Panamericano de la Leche

By Brian Lindsay, DSF Development Director

This conference, which was held in the wonderful Mexican city of Queretaro, from September 8-11 was organized by one of our GDAA Governors, FEPALE, in conjunction with their Mexican members, Canilec.

1500 delegates from 25 countries descended into Queretaro for 3 full days of analysis of the opportunities and challenges for the central and southern Americas dairy sector. Growth of the sector was a key theme, with countries who are not yet providing a level of dairy self sufficiency being encouraged to not only grow to fill this gap, but also to look to potential export markets. It was often stated that this region could feed the growing world population.

Member profile
Arla Foods



To Arla, sustainability is one of the corner-stones of our business, and our identity. We want to grow and we care about how we do it.

We work primarily in four areas: Sustainable agriculture, which involves responsible sourcing of milk from our dairy co-operative owners and ingredients like cocoa, palm oil and soy. Climate, where Arla Foods has set goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our production chain.

Governor profile
Dr Jeremy Hill, President & Chairman of the Board, International Dairy Federation

We continue to take a look at the GDAA governors, their organizations, and why they feel the GDAA and DSF are important to the global dairy sector...

In 2012 Jeremy was elected as President and Chairman of the Board of the International Dairy Federation (IDF), the peak body for the global dairy sector, and one of the founding members of the GDAA.

IDF contributes actively to the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, and strives to develop innovative solutions and methodologies to assess and improve the dairy sector’s carbon footprint, water footprint, energy consumption, waste reduction, and biodiversity.



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