Since 2001, World Milk Day has been observed by the United Nations on June 1. It was initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN to mark the importance of the diary sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.
From an article written by Robynne Anderson for Gaftaworld, Issue 197, August 2012
You may have seen the media coverage suggesting Rio+20 “just settled” and “showed no ambition”. However, the needs of farmers and the importance of agriculture are well reflected in the final outcomes.