Ahmedabad 16 January 2015: A high-level Australian delegation led by Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Federal Minister for Agriculture and Senior Trade Commissioner, Mark Morley, Australian Trade Commission visited National Dairy Development Board, Anand on 16 January 2015.

Senator Colbeck conveyed that Australia is looking for a partnership with the Indian dairy industry. The delegation is here to identify potential areas of alliance. The initial focus would be enhancing productivity and efficiency. Their intervention would enable dairy and food manufacturing companies to enter new markets and increase their local competitiveness.

Shri Dilip Rath, Managing Director, NDDB gave a brief overview of the innovations introduced by the Dairy Board. The delegation held a wide ranging discussion with NDDB officials on the areas of opportunities & collaboration, best ways to pursue these opportunities and enter into regional value chain.

Shri Rath said that NDDB will be glad to explore possible collaboration in the areas of animal nutrition, breeding and process innovation.