About IDF (International Dairy Federation)
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is a science-based organization, which represents the dairy sector worldwide by providing the best global source of scientific expertise and knowledge in support of the development and promotion of quality milk and dairy products to deliver nutrition, health and well-being to consumers. It aims to identify and disseminate best practice at the international level, in order to guide and harmonize members’ work on issues including climate change, nutrition and food hygiene at a national level.
IDF is a non-profit private sector organization representing the interests of various stakeholders in dairying at international level. It was founded in 1903 and is represented in 53 countries. Its membership accounts for approximately 85% of the world’s total milk production, and is growing. IDF members are organized in National Committees, which are national associations composed of representatives of all dairy-related national interest groups including dairy farmers, dairy processing industry, dairy suppliers, academics and governments/food control authorities.