This day is celebrated to promote milk as a global food…
On Thursday, 01 June 2023, World Milk Day, established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, has been observed across the globe since 2001.
The ideology behind this day is to bring the importance of milk as global food and to promote dairy farming and the dairy industry.
Over time, the FAO has carried out various campaigns to raise awareness about the nutritional value and significance of milk in a balanced diet.
The theme of World Milk Day is “depicting how dairy is reducing its environmental footprint, while also providing nutritious foods and livelihoods.”
As an agency dedicated to eradicating hunger and promoting sustainable agriculture, the FAO used the day to educate individuals, communities, organizations, and governments to understand the potential of milk in combating malnutrition across the world and scale up the efforts in this regard.
On this occasion, stakeholders across the globe, from farmers to policymakers, celebrate the benefits of milk, while also designing initiatives to improve dairy production in a sustainable manner and address challenges faced by the industry.