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IFCN dairy conference 2017

ICFN 2017

The IFCN Dairy Conference is an annual platform for the research partners from over 40 countries to network and discuss latest analysis results as well as the special conference topic. In 2017 the special topic will focus on “Dairy development: past, present and future”.  

The conference is sponsored by leading global dairy stakeholders (Global Dairy Platform representing major dairy companies; and DMK a leading German dairy cooperative). Participants representing dairy boards, universities, applied centers and consultants will explore approaches to dairy development along with comprehensive IFCN knowledge on farm incomes and costs, global dairy trends and outlook.

About the organizers 

The IFCN Dairy Research Network is a leading global network in dairy sector and farm level analysis. The IFCN Research Partners represent over 90 countries in annual analysis, benefit from network global knowledge, models and capacity-building. The research network is open to experts interested in the field of milk production, prices and related economic topic – the core competences of the IFCN. 

The offer

The IFCN Support Association e.V. established to support research and capacity-building offers to the selected individual (who may represent an organization) one fully funded participation at the IFCN Dairy Conference 2017 from June 10-14 in Kiel, Germany.

This includes compensation of the return travel costs to the conference, hotel accommodation, waiving of the conference participation fee, all the conference activities and materials. Additionally, the selected individual will be represented in the IFCN Dairy Report 2017 and join the network with all resulting knowledge and networking opportunities.

Open to dairy-related researchers and professionals in

Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela.

Date and venue

The IFCN Dairy Conference 2017 “Dairy development: past, present and future” takes place in Kiel, Germany from 10th to 14th June, 2017.

Application deadline: March 15, 2017

Application process

Interested applicants from the above-mentioned countries should apply by March 15, 2017 by sending to the following:

  • A motivation letter (maximum 2 pages 1,5 spaced, size 11, Calibri). Please elicit in your motivation letter:
  1. Your background relating to dairy/ livestock/ sector or farm analysis
  2. Why you are interested in participating in the IFCN Dairy Conference 2017
  3. What your future plans relating to the dairy sector are.
  • Your CV
  • Presentation about the dairy sector/farming in your country (6 content slides)

The IFCN Management and Research Network Board Representative will review the applications and nominate the individual to the IFCN Support Association for participation in the IFCN Dairy Conference and joining the network.

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Picture credit: The IFCN Dairy Research Network

For more details visit the IFCN conference website.