IFIF and FEFANA launch Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability Project Global Consortium to measure the role of specialty feed ingredients on the environmental impact of livestock production
Oct 11, 2012
Rome, 11 October 2012 – The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA) have launched the Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability (SFIS) project designed to measure and establish the role of specialty feed ingredients on the environmental impact of livestock production. The 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 SFIS projects aims to contribute to global activities in the area of the environmental effect of livestock production. The results of the projects will be shared with international stakeholders and with feed chain operators in order to encourage more sustainable livestock production globally.
“The overall objective of this project is to establish the positive role of the use of specialty feed ingredients on the environmental impact of livestock production” explains Dider Jans, Secretary General of FEFANA. “By setting up a standard approach to measure this role and delivering a manual of nutritional practice, the project will enable specialty feed ingredients to be included in the evaluation of the mitigation measures to reduce the environmental impact of animal production on a global basis” added Mr. Jans.
Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Executive Director, believes that “only by working together can we meet the demands of 60% more food for 9 billion people by 2050 and to do so sustainably – the SFIS project partners are committed to sharing the results of their work with international organizations and other feed chain operators, and the project is a prominent example of how the feed industry is working together to improve the sustainability of the whole feed and food chain.”
About the SFIS Consortium
The Specialty Feed Ingredients Sustainability (SFIS) project 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. The project partners have joined together to measure and establish the role of specialty feed ingredients, specifically amino acids and enzymes, on the environmental impact of livestock production and are united in the goal to contribute to the reduction of emissions in the food and feed chain. For more information please see here.
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 a unified leadership and coordinating role in order to contribute to the sustainable supply of safe, healthy feed and therefore food. For more information on IFIF please visit www.ifif.org or contact Alexandra de Athayde, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEFANA – the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures – is the united voice of the specialty feed ingredients industry in the European Union. With more than 100 Members from 28 European countries, it is the organization representing the interests of the specialty ingredients industry that enter the food chain via feed, whether produced in Europe or imported from third countries. Manufacturers and traders of feed additives, functional feed ingredients, premixes and other mixtures of specialty ingredients are amongst its member companies. For more information please contact the FEFANA Secretariat at email@example.com or visit www.fefana.org.
Issued by: IFIF / FEFANA