Published: 06/10/2011

The leadership group of the IUF’s Dairy Division will meet in Hamilton New Zealand on November 16-18, 2011.

The group will assess Dairy Division progress since its creation in April 2010. It will also have the first opportunity to review the considerable amount of research that will be presented to the group and subsequently published for Dairy Division members.

The material builds on earlier excellent research done by the IUF Latin American region focused mainly on the Latin American dairy sector and presented at the dairy sector conference held in Buenos Aires in March 2010. This latest research project resourced by the New Zealand Dairy Workers Union (NZDWU) is close to completion and covers a range of dairy companies (amongst them Danone, Fonterra, Nestlé, Dairy Farmers of America, Arla, Kraft). It also covers key dairy countries/regions (USA, New Zealand, India, Australia and the European Union).

The entire research material will be made available in English with summaries of key issues translated into relevant IUF languages. Affiliates will be notified when the material becomes available.

The meeting will also examine the framework and rules which will guide the Dairy Division’s work going forward.