FAO recognizes the successful collaboration with the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) over the last decade at the 4th FAO Private Sector partnerships meeting at FAO Headquarters in Rome.
Oct 15, 2015
At the 4th Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Private Sector partnerships meeting at FAO Headquarters in Rome, the FAO recognized the successful collaboration with the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) over the last decade.
Welcoming over 140 private sector delegates from across the world, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva thanked outgoing IFIF Chairman Mario Sergio Cutait for his leadership and commitment to the partnership, and congratulated Mr. Joel Newman on his election as IFIF Chairman for the 2016-2017 term.
Mr. Newman, addressing Dr. Graziano and delegates, underlined that “IFIF believes that only by working together with all stakeholders on the agri chain can we ensure sustainable, safe, nutritious and affordable food for a growing world population. IFIF and the FAO have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) since 2005 and together with your dedicated colleagues at the FAO, we have achieved very important milestones, including the Feed Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry, the International Feed Regulators Meetings (IFRM) and the Global Feed & Food (GFFC) Congress Series.”
Mr. Newman, reiterating IFIF’s commitment to the FAO partnership, said “looking ahead IFIF is committed to continue to support the FAO initiatives on capacity development for feed safety, the LEAP partnership and the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, as well joint efforts on feed and food safety at the Codex Alimentarius.”
Mr. Newman added, “IFIF looks forward to our upcoming 5th Global Feed & Food Congress, as well as the 9th International Feed Regulators Meeting, in Turkey in April 2016, both of which are stellar examples of FAO IFIF collaboration positively impacting the feed and food chain.”
IFIF has supported the FAO’s Private Sector partnerships initiative since its launch in November 2012 by FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva.
The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) is made up of national and regional feed associations, feed related organizations, and corporate members from around the globe, representing over 80% of the feed production worldwide. IFIF provides provide a unified voice and leadership to represent and promote the global feed industry as an essential participant in the food chain that provides sustainable, safe, nutritious and affordable food for a growing world population. For more information on IFIF please visit www.ifif.org or contact Alexandra de Athayde, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issued by: IFIF