Dairy for nutrition, employment and sustainability
Dairy production and consumption can contribute to sustainable food and nutrition security. Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt or butter are a culturally accepted source of high-quality protein and micro-nutrients for many people. In emerging economies, the demand for dairy products is on the increase, offering opportunities for the dairy sector. It can spur economic growth and increase employment, also for youth. Dairy production can also play a role in contributing to ecologically sustainable agro-food systems, provided developments are smart. The NEADAP partnership agenda of learning, piloting and scaling seeks to contribute to three transformation objectives of a) Affordable, safe and nutritious diets, b) Gainful employment and improved livelihoods and c) A sustained agro-ecological base.