Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability (SFIS) Project
Global Consortium works to measure the positive role of specialty feed ingredients on the environmental impact of livestock production
The Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability (SFIS) project brings together for the first time a consortium of international companies and associations dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of livestock through innovative specialty feed ingredients.
The project partners have joined together to measure and establish the role of specialty feed ingredients (SFIs), specifically amino acids and enzymes, on the environmental impact of livestock production and are united in their goal to contribute to the reduction of emissions in the food and feed chain.
The SFIS consortium is led by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA), and brings together the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Japan Feed Manufacturers Association (JFMA) and the Brazilian Feed Industry Association (Sindirações), as well as companies active in the production of feed and specialty feed ingredients.
By setting up a standard approach to measure this role and delivering a manual of nutritional practice, the project will enable SFIs to be included in the evaluation of the mitigation measures to reduce the environmental impact of animal production on a global basis.
A Scientific Council will provide independent expert advice on the project during the course of the work in order to ensure scientifically robust inputs in the analysis and prepare the ground for a future peer reviewed publication of the project output once it is completed.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner, Chair of Sustainable Engineering at the Technical University Berlin and Chairman of the SFIS Scientific Council, welcomes the “involvement of globally renowned experts in such an important project, which aims to contribute to global activities in the area of the environmental effect of livestock production.” Prof. Finkbeiner added “the Members of the Council would provide expert review for results of the projects, which will be shared with international stakeholders and with feed chain operators in order to encourage more sustainable livestock production globally.”
SFIS Scientific Council Members
- Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner (Chair), Technical University Berlin, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Kees de Lange, University of Guelph, Canada
- Prof. Dr. Jean-Yves Dourmad, INRA Agrocampus Ouest, France
- Prof. Dr. Ermias Kebreab, University of California, Davis, USA
- Prof. Dr. Gustavo Julio Mello Monteiro de Lima, Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Suínos e Aves, Brazil
Prof. Dr. John Pluske, Murdoch University, Australia
SFIS Consortium Partners
|Association Members||IFIF, FEFANA, AFIA, JFMA, Sindirações|
|Full Members||AB Vista, Adisseo, ADM, Ajinomoto, BASF, DSM, Dupont Industrial, Evonik Industries AG, Novus|
|Observers||Alltech, InVivo, Nutreco, Taminco|