The SAARC Regional Expert Consultation Meeting on “Strategies to Mitigate Emerging Challenges of Dairy Cooperatives for Strengthening Livelihood and Food Security in South Asia” was held on 12th and 13th April, 2021 on virtual platform. The meeting was organized by the SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka in technical partnership with Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), Philippines. The Programme was conceptualized, coordinated and executed by Dr. Ashis Kumar Samanta, Senior Programme Specialist – Livestock, SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka.  The objectives of the expert consultation meeting include: (i) Introspection of the existing dairy cooperative policies among Member States and modifications soughed to make it farmer’s centric; (ii)To understand and analyze current challenges of dairy cooperatives in SAARC region; and (iii)Augmented policies requirement for enhancing the trade across SAARC Member States for the milk and milk products generated from dairy cooperatives. The meeting was attended by the focal experts of seven SAARC Member States, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in addition to international experts from Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development, International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific (ICA-AP). Besides, the participant list of the above virtual expert consultation meeting includes dairy cooperatives farmers of SAARC Member States (Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Pakistan), professionals of Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES), Bangladesh Milk Producers’ Cooperative Union Ltd. (Milk Vita) and SAARC Agriculture Centre. Around 45 personals attended the meeting over the virtual platform. Detailed report.