The dairy industry provides products that support health and wellbeing, helps sustain rural communities, and plays a vital role in looking after our land. It’s an industry that we care about and value. But the 21st Century presents us with some big challenges: climate change, economic difficulties, and changing demands from consumers and businesses.
The first phase of the project was launched by Jim Paice MP at the House of Commons in April 2012. This was the culmination of 18 months work during which Forum worked with organisations right across the dairy supply chain. Together we co-created possible future scenarios for the dairy industry. Using these, the group agreed a vision for a sustainable dairy industry, and developed and framework of guiding principles for how we can get there. The video to the left explains this process.
The project is now in phase II - working on the detail within each guiding principle - and the actions required to make the vision a reality.
Find out more about the project, latest progress, and who’s involved on our dedicated website.