International Conference on Dairy
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Organising Committee

Dr. H. Rahman

ILRI and Chairman,

ICFA Working Group on Dairy

Indian dairy segment has seen phenomenal rise. The white revolution portended the rise of Indian dairying segment making India the largest milk producer in the world. Indians’ natural inclination to dairy products and the increasing demands from an expanding population made the rise of the industry mandatory. Today, India is the world’s largest producer of dairy products by volume, accounting for more than 13% of world’s total milk production, and it also has the world’s largest dairy herd in 75 million dairy farms, about half of all dairy farms in the world. India has an edge over many developed countries with lowest cost of in the world but has high cost of conversion to dairy products. It might be due to lack of scale at both production and processing level. India is a net exporter of the dairy products though has merely captured only 1% of global dairy trade despite being the largest milk producer.

Indian dairy market is amongst the largest and fastest growing market in the world. India has been able to maintain its position in milk production during the past 18 years with about a 4% CAGR during the last five years. Strong farm gate prices and rising domestic demand for value-added dairy products are the major factors providing impetus to a steady increase in milk production. Though India is the largest milk producing country, milk yield in the country is still very less as compared to other top milk producing countries like USA, Germany, France and New Zealand.

Moreover, milk processing capacity in the country has increased over the years due to increase in demand of good quality, hygienic and packaged milk and milk products. Of the total milk processed in the country, 65% to 70% is sold as liquid milk. The rest is processed into dairy products like cheese, butter, ghee, ice cream, curd etc. The conference thus aims to derive solutions to expand Indian dairy’s productivity and profitability.


The Conference aims at achieving the following specific objectives:

  • To provide a global platform to the Indian industry, institutions and States to showcase the potential, achievements and opportunities and what they can offer
  • To provide a unique opportunity for networking amongst key stakeholders
  • To bring international officials, experts, industry and institutions with their latest products, advanced technologies, food and agribusiness models, logistics, entrepreneurship experiences etc.
  • To provide exposure, enrich knowledge and generate policy inputs among the Indian and foreign visitors, exhibitors, experts, farmers, entrepreneurs, industries and business CEOs
  • To provide platform for exploring opportunities for business and investments, technical and marketing collaborations, exports and partnerships and signing of MoUs towards increased value addition and trade, newer models of farming and agribusinesses and doubling farmers’ incomes

26 Oct, 2018, IARI Fair Ground, New Delhi

= 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Inaugural Session
= 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The optimal path to enter dairy industry: Dos and Don't’s
= 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tea Break
= 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Technology driven next gen- Innovations and Advances in Dairy Sector
= 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Case Study- Socio-economic challenges, scalability and innovation in dairy business models
= 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Conclusion and valediction
= 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm