IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk
Organized by the IDF National Committee of Greece
Under the auspices of the
Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food
International Dairy Federation
May 16-18, 2011
It is our pleasure to announce that the IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk will be held from 16 to 18 May 2011, in Athens. The symposium is the central element of the IDF Dairy Science and Technology Week 2011, which also comprises several IDF business meetings of the IDF Science and Programme Coordination Committee and IDF Standing Committees, including the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Science and Technology and the IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health, and Action Teams.
Objectives of the Symposium:
The overall objective of the Symposium is to provide a renewed vision of knowledge on husbandry and milk production, technology, chemistry, physics, microbiology and nutrition and to highlight the significance of markets and appropriate policies as they have evolved since 2007. The event is addressed to scientists and other professionals involved in the sheep’s, goats’ and other non-cows’ dairy sectors including milk producers, dairy processing industry, trade associations, academia, research institutes, and governments.
Create an opportunity to exchange ideas and strengthen existing links between countries involved with sheep’s, goats’ and other non-cows’ dairy production, between international organizations and institutes concerned with production, processing and nutritional qualities of sheep’s, goats’ and other non-cows’ milk products.
Enhance contact and communication between scientists and technologists, producers and manufacturers, nutritionists and analysts.
Stimulate improvement in the quality of the raw materials and the products and promote the expansion of existing and development of new markets.
Improve knowledge of the requirements of international markets concerning quality, safety, regulations and economics to assist the sectors to achieve these outcomes.
Lead to an improved image for the traditional products and to the development of new products and new markets.
Structure of the event:
The Symposium will consist of sessions devoted to the subject areas mentioned above. The Programme Committee will invite keynote speakers to present major review papers at the start of each session. Additional speakers will be selected from amongst the respondents to a call for paper abstracts evaluated suitable for oral presentation. Poster sessions will be organized in order to complement the conference sessions and to enable a large number of specialists to present the result of their work in this field. Furthermore, technical tours have been arranged and participants are invited to visit traditional dairies in the region of Athens and to participate in social tours and events during the Symposium. IDF business meetings will take place in conjunction with the symposium to complete the IDF Dairy Science and Technology Week 2011. IDF will notify the members of the respective IDF Science and Programme Coordination Committee, IDF Standing Committees and Action Teams with relevant meeting information, working documents and registration details separately. Symposium participants who are interested in observer participation at IDF business meetings are advised to contact the IDF Head Office: