Global Dairy Platform (GDP)

Objective(s) of the engagement

The partnership builds on shared goals  to optimise the contribution of the global dairy sector to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Specifically, the partnership will focus on enhancing the contribution of dairy to food and nutrition security and its role in livelihoods and economic growth; supporting and promoting improvements in animal health and welfare in dairy systems; and raising ambitions in dairy systems towards climate action and efficient use of natural resources.

Thematic area of partnership
Production, Nutrition, Environment, Life
Global, Africa, Global or Regional
Engagement Mechanisms
Policy dialogue, Technical cooperation, Knowledge and research, Data sharing and dissemination, Support for financing and investment
Progress to date
  • FAO has had a longstanding collaboration with GDP in support of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, to which GDP has been contributing financially and in kind since 2017. The collaboration to date has included joint advocacy and awareness raising, knowledge and data sharing, and technical cooperation inter alia, as well as the assessment of global dairy systems in terms of multiple dimensions of sustainability.
  • Joint reports published include “Climate Change and the Global Dairy Cattle Sector”, (; "Dairy Development's Impact on Poverty Reduction”, (; and "Dairy’s Impact on Reducing Global Hunger”,  (
  • Currently, FAO and GDP are collaborating on an initiative aimed at raising ambitions to reduce GHG emissions from the global dairy sector: “Pathways to Dairy Net Zero”.

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Related SDGs

Country of registry
United States of America
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