Australian Government announces plan for long-term engagement with Indian dairy sector



Dairy Australia is exploring opportunities to develop long-term strategic partnerships with India’s dairy industry across science, capability development, policy, and trade.

To aid with this, Dairy Australia has been awarded a $76,400 grant under the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) program to build a long-term engagement plan with Indian dairy sector counterparts.

Consumer demand in India for dairy milk products is expected to outpace supply until 2035 and there will also be enormous demand for value-added milk products.

The ATMAC project will support long-term strategic engagement between the Australian and Indian dairy sectors to explore ways to improve collaboration and identify mutually beneficial opportunities.

The project is taking a long-term focus and aims to position Australian dairy farmers, processors and supply chains are preferred partners for their Indian counterparts into the future.

Dairy Australia Managing Director David Nation said that the agreement will provide long term opportunities for the industry.

“Dairy Australia recognises the importance of long term partnerships in trade that include both government and industry support. The ATMAC project is timely to help focus Australian dairy businesses on possible areas for cooperation and relationships.

“Joint activities are supporting trade to India, with comprehensive research into the Indian dairy market to gain an understanding of India’s supply chain, state of the industry, key stakeholders and consumer behaviours.

“Australian industry participants are much better informed of Indian production systems and the market and the project will support a series of senior level meetings with key Indian dairy industry stakeholders” Mr Nation said.

You can find out more about the ATMAC project, including an overview presentation at International Market Programs.


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