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Dairy in support of the Sustainable Development Goals

The Asian Dairy Sector is strongly positioned to help reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
However, there are still challenges that we must overcome.

17 PARTNERSHIPS
FOR THE GOALS 1 NO
POVERTY

16 PEACE, JUSTICE AND


STRONG INSTITUTIONS STRENGTHS 2 ZERO
HUNGER

Dairy supports rural


livelihoods and generates
poverty-alleviating growth.
Dairy
provides vital
nutrients and contributes
PPORTUNITIES F
S AND O OR A
to household food security.
ENGE
15 LIFE ON
LAND
CHA
LL CTIO
N 3 GOOD HEALTH
AND WELL-BEING

Invest
Dairy
Concerted Provide sound in enhanced products
multi-stakeholder policy frameworks quality and safety are a part of
action is needed to for inclusive dairy of dairy products. healthy, affordable
Promote responsive, make it happen. development.
inclusive, participatory
Promote school milk and sustainable
programs linked to local diets.
and representative
dairy development
institutions through
Promote to enhance food
the dairy value
region-specific security and Enhance
chain.
good animal welfare nutrition. consumer education

14 LIFE BELOW
WATER
practices while considering
productivity, profitability and
product quality.
to enable more informed
food choices. 4 QUALITY
EDUCATION

Promote policies and Promote farmer to farmer


investment to prevent transfer of technologies,
water pollution. knowledge and best practices.

Smallholder
Provide more leadership

13 5
CLIMATE Improve dairy productivity dairy is a GENDER
Productive opportunities for
ACTION and production practices to powerful vehicle EQUALITY
dairy reduces reduce carbon footprint. women in dairy.
for women
greenhouse
empowerment in
gas emissions.
poor countries.

Recognize the role of dairy Further reduce and


as a net contributor to optimize the water footprint.
sustainable food supply.
Favourable water
footprint in
Dairy converts Utilize biogas comparison with

12 RESPONSIBLE
CONSUMPTION
AND PRODUCTION
inedible plant
material into
high-value food. Offer
from dairy as a
form of clean energy.
other animal
source foods. 6 CLEAN WATER
AND SANITATION
Accelerate opportunities for
investment for Provide small training for small
smallholder businesses with and medium
dairy development. access to credit enterprises through
and technology. the dairy value chain.
Biogas from dairy is
a renewable (clean)
form of energy.

11 SUSTAINABLE CITIES
AND COMMUNITIES Smallholder
Dairy generates year
round, inclusive and
7 AFFORDABLE AND
CLEAN ENERGY
dairy is pro-poor. productive employment.

10 REDUCED
INEQUALITIES 8 DECENT WORK AND
ECONOMIC GROWTH
9 INDUSTRY, INNOVATION
AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Photo credit: National Dairy Development Board, India