The Irish Dairy sector has given it’s backing to the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.
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The Irish Dairy sector has given it’s backing to the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.

The Irish Dairy sector has given it’s backing to the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.


At the recent Teagasc run Dairy Open day in Moorepark on July 4th, the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam was endorsed by key figures of the Irish Dairy Industry.


As the dairy sector has such an important role as part of a balanced diet and in contributing to the world’s economies this declaration was seen as fairly significant. The dairy sector currently affects the income of almost 1 billion people around the world.


The declaration was signed by Jeremy Hill, who is the President of IDF, and also Ren Wang, who is the assistant director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations FAO.

This was carried out at the end of last year at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Rotterdam on October 17th.


The declaration was signed by key figures in the industry such as Bord Bia’s CEO Tara McCarthy, Zoe Kavanagh CEO of the National Dairy Council, Kevin Lane of Ornua, Gerry Boyle and Noel Cawley of Teagasc and many more.

With the signing of the Dairy Declaration, the Dairy sector commits itself to the United Nations Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs), as formulated in the UN Agenda 2030.

Pictured at the Teagasc Moorepark dairy open day in Fermoy, County Cork for the signing of a certificate to endorse the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam are Kevin Lane, Ornua and Zoe Kavanagh, National Dairy Council.

Back row: from (L to R) Dr Mark Fenelon, Head of Food Programme, Teagasc; Dr Phil Kelly, Teagasc; Mick Houlihan, Bord Bia; Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine; Dr Noel Cawley, Chairman Teagasc; Teddy Cashman, Chairman NDC and Professor Gerry Boyle, Director Teagasc.



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