Institutional Partners

IFCN makes you part of the leading global dairy network. IFCN provides support to serve your dairy stakeholders better and to develop your professional career in the dairy world, as well as strengthening the dairy economics profile in your country. Global and national organizations involved in policymaking for agriculture, environment, and food supply: IFCN provides holistic dairy knowledge to be used for your policy decisions and conferences.

Christian-Albrecht-University (CAU)

In Germany the IFCN is linked to the Christian-Albrecht-University (CAU) in Kiel. Kiel University (CAU) was founded back in 1665. It is Schleswig-Holstein’s oldest, largest and best-known university, with 27,000 students and around 3,700 members of staff. It is also the only fully-fledged university in the state. Seven Nobel prize winners have worked here.


A positive future for New Zealand dairy and dairy farmers. As an industry-good organisation, we help farmers lead the world in sustainable dairying by investing in research, new solutions and advocacy.

Dairy Asia

Dairy Asia is a multi-stakeholder partnership with a vision to build sustainable dairy sector in Asia.


Eucolait has been the voice of the European dairy trading community since 1959. We provide policy analysis, market intelligence and tailored advice to our members, represent their interests towards European and other institutions and act as a platform for events and discussion.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock

The Agenda aims to catalyze and guide the sustainable development of the livestock sector through simultaneous continuous improvement in three main areas: Global food security and health, Equity and growth and Resources and climate.

Global Dairy Platform Inc.

Global Dairy Platform leads the development of a collaborative, unified approach on common industry issues and the nurturing of innovative research so that consumers value milk and dairy products as naturally nutritious, enjoyable and an essential part of a healthy diet. Our membership of CEOs, executives and researchers from corporations, communications and scientific bodies work in partnership to align and support the dairy industry in the promotion of sustainable dairy nutrition.

La Federación Panamericana de Lechería

The Pan-American Dairy Federation (FEPALE), an entity that brings together the organizations of the dairy sector of the Americas, recognizes the Codex Alimentarius Commission as the reference body in international food standards with its main mandate to develop harmonized food standards in order to
protect consumer health and ensure fair international trade

La filière laitière française

CNIEL is represented by three bodies: milk producers, dairy cooperatives and private dairy companies. Together, the members of Cniel’s three bodies are building the future of the French dairy industry.

The European Dairy Association

The European Dairy Association (EDA) is not only the acknowledged voice of the European milk processing industry in Brussels, but also the benchmark for all sector specific organisations in the field of agriculture in creating a European forum for both, high level debates on the future of the European ”lactosphere” and in depth analysis of today’s dairy related topics on the European agenda.

The International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works for better lives through livestock in developing countries. ILRI is co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, has 14 offices across Asia and Africa, employs some 700 staff and has an annual operating budget of about USD 80 million.

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) is a non-profit, independent membership organization that represents the global trade interests of U.S. dairy producers, proprietary processors and cooperatives, ingredient suppliers and export traders. Dairy Management Inc. founded USDEC in 1995 and, through the dairy checkoff program, is the organization’s primary funder. USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service provides export activity support, and membership dues fund the Council’s trade policy and lobbying activities.

The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute

The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute is a German Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, founded in 2008, under the auspices of the German Ministry of Food and  Agriculture. The Thünen Institute comprises 14 institutes within three main research areas: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. They aim to find ways to develop sustainable uses of natural resources for policymakers and society through an interdisciplinary approach between economy, ecology, and technology.

The Polish Chamber of Milk

The Polish Chamber of Milk is the largest organisation of the dairy industry in Poland, established on the initiative of dairy cooperatives, facilities and companies associated with dairying. It brings together Poland’s largest milk producers and processors and is also a strategic partner of national and EU insti­tutions as well as government agencies working for the development of dairy sector.

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