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Australian dairy sector is shrinking – Three lessons for Indian dairy industry

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The latest dairy market review report by FAO for the year 2023 unleashed some interesting insights. Three trends were noticed which are worth sharing . 1.In 2023, the FAO Dairy Price Index averaged 123.7, down 17.3% from 2022.  2.In 2023, global milk production rose by 1.5% to 965.7 million tonnes, driven mainly by growth in […]

Empowering Artisans: Imperative of GI Tagging for Boosting Indian Dairy Exports

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Dairy Development in India Since the inception of Operation Flood in the early 1970s, India has exhibited remarkable growth in milk production and per capita milk availability. Data reveals that milk production triples and per capita availability doubles approximately every 25 years. Following this trend, India is projected to produce over 600 million MT of […]

Diwali se Diwali tak – Where did the dairy commodities money go?

Diwali se Diwali tak – Where did the dairy commodities money go? - Dairy News 7X7

Diwali was observed on November 12th this year, a shift from its date in 2022 on October 24th. Over the past 384 days, the dairy industry has experienced a roller coaster of events. This year witnessed a positive trend with continuous milk availability throughout. During the summer of 2023, the utilization of dairy commodities reached […]

Unlocking India’s Dairy Export Potential: Challenges and Focus

Unlocking India’s Dairy Export Potential: Challenges and Focus - Dairy News 7X7

I had the privilege of attending the annual alumni meet at NDRI Karnal on September 30th, a nostalgic event where we reunite with our seniors, juniors, and, most importantly, our classmates. During this gathering, I had the honor of delivering a presentation on the state of dairy exports in India, in the presence of esteemed […]

G20 summit – What’s in it for farmers and dairying in India ?

G20 summit – What’s in it for farmers and dairying in India ? - Dairy News 7X7

The G20 summit held successfully on September 9-10th in New Delhi was a momentous occasion for our nation, as we had the privilege of hosting global leaders on our home soil. A government press release disclosed the total expenditure for this summit, amounting to a substantial Rs 4100 Crores. In comparison, Indonesia’s expenditure for the […]

I serve ESG in the dairy sector . Choose any two .

I serve ESG in the dairy sector . Choose any two . - Dairy News 7X7

“I serve Environment, Sustainability and Governance in the dairy sector . Choose any two” . I remember visiting a Highway motel in the UK in 2006 while conducting a survey on milk products. The menu placard on my table read “We serve Quality, Service and Price “. Choose any two. It was like a puzzle […]

Fasten your seat belts get ready for a rough weather ahead

Fasten your seat belts get ready for a rough weather ahead - Dairy News 7X7

Dear friends, We have been reading a lot about the dairy industry for the last few weeks. Some great insights have been shared by renowned economists, scientists, politicians and senior journalists. Let me list the five different areas in which the dairy was discussed and deliberated in the media. a. Reasons for higher milk prices […]

Our cities thrive at the expense of our villages.. Dr V Kurien

Our cities thrive at the expense of our villages.. Dr V Kurien - Dairy News 7X7

This has been a roller coaster year for the dairy industry across the world . Indian dairy industry in particular is experiencing “a scream of excitement, exhilaration, fear and pure heaven ”. The year started with fairly good farmers prices and comparatively lower availability of milk. Russia -Ukraine war in February along with early onslaught of summer […]

Global dairy price crash bringing focus back to Indian dairy market

Global dairy price crash bringing focus back to Indian dairy market - Dairy News 7X7

Next five months will play a crucial role in the Indian dairy sector. This year saw a phenomenal increase in the price of milk and milk products. The farmers also received the best milk prices for the longest duration. India has already exported more dairy products in the first six months of FY 23 than […]

0.5 Trillion ml of milk for under 5 years child is the key to 5 Trillion Economy

0.5 Trillion ml of milk for under 5 years child is the key to 5 Trillion Economy - Dairy News 7X7

The Diwali festival this year is back in full swing. Diwali will see a 27 Billion USD worth of sales this year despite high inflation rates. The dairy industry has also increased the milk prices for the fourth time in this year ( three times for milk and once for fresh dairy products). Global Hunger Index is out and it […]