World Milk Day 2024 – To recognize the importance of milk as a global food

World Milk Day is observed World Wide on June 1 annually to raise awareness of the significance of milk as a staple food worldwide. This day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations since 2001. The purpose of the day is to provide people a chance to highlight initiatives related to dairy farming.

History of World Milk Day

World Milk Day was first designated by the FAO in 2001. June 1 was chosen as the date because many countries were already celebrating a milk day during that time of year. This is supported by FAO data showing that more than one billion people’s livelihoods are supported by the dairy sector and that dairy is consumed by more than six billion people globally. The fact that many countries choose to do this on the same day lends additional importance to individual national celebrations and shows that milk is a global food.

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Themes of the World Milk Day 2024

  • 2024 –”Celebrating Dairy’s role in global nutrition”.
  • 2023 –”Showcasing how dairy is reducing its environmental footprint, while also providing nutritious foods and livelihoods”.
  • 2022 –“Dairy Net Zero”.

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