Dairy is the backbone of many regional communities.
Close to 45,000 Australians are directly employed in the dairy sector, supporting regional economies, where one in four Australians live. A vibrant and profitable dairy industry helps keep our communities healthy through farm businesses, supporting businesses and dairy processors located in rural areas and by continuing to offer affordable and accessible sources of nutrition for many people.
Check out the resources below.
Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework
Discover the goals and targets set by Australian dairy to create a vibrant industry with positive economic and social impacts.
Visit the website.
Sustainability report 2020
Eighty six percent of people in regional areas think dairy is an essential part of their community. Read other highlights about dairy’s contribution to communities.
Download the report.
Sustainable diets white paper
Explore the existing evidence laid out in this white paper to better understand dairy’s role in providing affordable and accessible high-quality nutrition as well as being a source of income for many.
Download the white paper.
Dairy contribution to social sustainability fact sheet
Read how the European dairy sector is continuously working on improving its long-term environmental, economic and social sustainability.
View fact sheet online.
'Why tackling fresh food inequality is about more than just hunger' article
The dairy sector supports food relief agencies like Foodbank to provide nutritious food to some of Australia’s most vulnerable.
Access the article.
'The 9 Paradoxes of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy' video
The European livestock sector presents "The 9 paradoxes of Farm to Fork" and sheds light on the current sustainability challenge including social, cultural and economic aspects.