The Feedinfo News Service spoke to Alexandra de Athayde, Executive Director of IFIF, about her views on the prospects, opportunities and challenges that the Feed Industry faces globally on a number of fronts.
Jan 30, 2012
INTERVIEW: Meeting the Global Feed Industry’s Challenges Through Coordination
Source: Feedinfo News Service (dated 30/01/2012)
30 January 2012 – The global feed industry is under increasing pressure to supply sustainable, safe and healthy feed.
With the expanding global population, which is forecast to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, comes an associated higher demand for animal protein and, therefore, feed. Meanwhile the industry has also faced increasing commodity prices and volatility over the last decade.
Globally, industrial feed production was close to an estimated 870 million tons in 2011 and the industry is worth approximately USD 350 billion. The individual tasked with ensuring unity and coordination of the industry and relations with global stakeholders and regulators is Alexandra de Athayde.
De Athayde is in her first year as Executive Director for the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).
IFIF – which comprises the whole feed chain from national feed associations, feed related organisations, supplier associations to corporate members worldwide – represents and promotes the global feed industry. Its members represent over 80% of the global animal feed industry.
Feedinfo News Service spoke to de Athayde about her objectives and future predictions for the industry.
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