April 6, 2016

                                                                

IFIF welcomes closer cooperation of feed sector at ASEAN Feed Summit
 

 

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) joined key Southeast Asian feed associations at the second Victam International ASEAN Feed Summit to discuss critical feed safety, security and sustainability issues facing the region in 2016.

 

The second ASEAN Feed Summit, organised by the Victam Foundation and moderated by Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF's Executive Director, brought together senior feed regulators and industry representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Together, these countries produce over 70 million tonnes of compound animal feed annually.

 

De Athayde welcomed "the opportunity for IFIF to join this important Summit, which underlined once again that there are common challenges in the region that the ASEAN bloc can work on jointly for the benefit of all with the aim to have a unified voice in the feed sector."

 

De Athayde recognised participants for their important efforts to ensure safe feed and food in their countries and added "that only by working together at regional and global level with all stakeholders  on the agri-food  chain can we continue  to ensure feed and food safety, while meeting the global demands for 60% more food by 2050 safely and sustainably."

 

During the discussion, a number of relevant issues were identified for further potential cooperation, including capacity development for feed safety, sustainability, efforts towards regulatory harmonisation, and standards development to facilitate trade and production at regional and international level.

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