Fighting Back – How The Dairy Sector Has Navigated COVID-19
The dairy sector was impacted significantly by the coronavirus pandemic, but as consumers increasingly seek out healthier products, the current crisis could offer future growth opportunities. This article is for Premium and Premium Plus subscribers only.
As an 'essential service', the dairy sector has had to overcome countless COVID-related challenges – after all, cows are not going to stop producing milk – but as the year nears its close, the industry can be proud of what it has achieved.
In its latest Food Outlook report, published in June, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation forecast a 4% decline in dairy trade in 2020 to 74 million tonnes, which is set to be the largest contraction in three decades.
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