Margaret Kibogy, will lead the Kenya National Committee for International Dairy Federation (IDF), the leading global source of science-based dairy expertise.
Her new role is as a result of Kenya joining the International Dairy Federation (IDF) as official members. The IDF General Assembly welcomed Kenya and Russia into the IDF on Monday.
Dr. Judith Bryans President of the IDF said: “We’re very happy to welcome both Russia and Kenya into the IDF membership. We look forward to working with them on the key issues facing the global dairy sector today. Having these countries at the table alongside our other members is incredibly important adding even more strength to our global voice, knowledge, and expertise”.
Dr Bryans added: “In welcoming these two new members into its community, IDF is further demonstrating its valuable and ever-growing reach, ambition and influence within the global dairy sector.”
As members of IDF, Kenya and Russia will benefit from being part of a dynamic network of dairy experts whose aim is to support and develop the global dairy sector.
The activities of IDF members promote policy dialogue, forge links, foster partnerships, build capacities and develop best practice within the dairy sector worldwide.
“With the recent addition of two more countries to IDF, Russia and Kenya, IDF now represents over 75% of the world’s milk supply,” said Caroline Emond, Director General of IDF. “I look forward to collaborating with our new members on important issues and opportunities facing the global sector.”
The IDF National Committee in Russia will be led by Mr Belov Artyom, CEO of Souzmoloko, the Russian National Union of Dairy Processors.
“The Kenya dairy industry is a major socio-economic activity benefiting a wide range of stakeholders. Approximately 1.5 small-scale dairy farmers, who produce the bulk of the 5.2 billion litres of milk per annum, derive livelihoods from milk production, and the dairy sector contributes approximately 4% to the national GDP. Through this membership, the country will benefit from the engagement, knowledge sharing through the global platform.
We will also play an active role into the discussion in the platform together with other industry players,” said Margaret Kibogy the Managing Director of the Kenya Dairy Board.