India gearing up to host 2022 World Dairy Summit
INDIA is currently working on developing a smart backyard dairying model near Delhi to exhibit during the World Dairy Summit in 2022 in New Delhi.
The annual flagship Summit of the International Dairy Federation or IDF is actually a platform for dairy stakeholders that include farmers, researchers, processors & marketers, to exchange knowledge as well as ideas on better dairying practices.
For this, the Government of India has involved the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and Indian Dairy Association (IDA), besides private players and cooperatives as its stakeholders. In addition, an organizing committee has been formed with all the stakeholders as part of it. It was in 1974 that India hosted a global dairy summit in Delhi.
Mr. Dilip Rath, Chairman, NDDB, who is also part of the IDF India National Committee said, “We are working to establish a village to display our smart dairying practices. It is not only to showcase, but also to develop a sustainable dairy model for the future. For this a model village will be set up near Delhi in Haryana. India has been regularly taking part in the Annual Summit, in other countries. In 2022, we will be the host country”.
As many as 5,000 participants, 50% of which will be from abroad are expected to attend the one-week event that usually takes place around SeptemberOctober. The Summit will have exhibitions, technical sessions, farmer sessions, farm visits, social events and business engagements.
In 2019, World Dairy Summit was held in Turkey. The next summit is scheduled in September-October 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. After that Purto Rico will host the event in 2021, followed by India in 2022 & China in 2023.