III. Education & Sharing of Best Practices

III. Education & Sharing of Best Practices

IFIF supports sharing of good practices, promotes science-based solutions for the feed industry and facilitates dialogue among key stakeholders.

IFIF/FAO Feed Manual ‘Good Practices for the Feed Sector’

IFIF Global Animal Nutrition Programme ‘Train the Trainer’
Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership
Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC)
Nutritional Innovation to promote Animal Health and Welfare

IFIF launched the Global Animal Nutrition Programme ‘Train the Trainer’ to develop and train the capacities of the relevant compound feed production stakeholders in a developing region. This reflects IFIF’s mission to promote science-based solutions and information sharing for the feed industry, as well as stimulate the adoption of international standards and global equivalency.

IFIF has so far held three successful training programmes,in Nigeria, Tanzania and Ghana. IFIF will continue to roll out the Global Animal Nutrition Programme to other countries to support, train and develop the capacities of the local feed industries to raise feed and food safety standards globally. In 2019, IFIF launched the e-learning course ‘Good Production Practices in the Feed Industry’, to provide an online Capacity development training programme.

The IFIF feed safety trainings use the IFIF FAO ‘Feed Manual of Good Practices’ for the Feed Industry based on the Codex Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding as a basis for the training materials. Supported by the Standards and Trade and Development Facility (STDF) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the feed manual is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French and Spanish.

IFIF continues to encourage countries, particularly in the developing world, to use the IFIF FAO ‘Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry’ as a guidance document to increase safety and feed quality at the production level both for industrial production and on farm mixing.

IFIF is a founding partner of the FAO-led Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership, which was formally launched in April 2016 and aims at improving the safety of feed, and thus enhancing food safety, animal health and welfare and food security.

The 5th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) was successfully held in Antalya, Turkey, on 18-20 April 2016. Over 900 delegates attended the Congress and the theme “Equity and Prosperity for All” linked to the global challenge to provide safe, affordable and sustainable animal protein sources to feed 9 billion people by 2050. For more information and to view the full 5th GFFC programme please visit www.gffc2016.com.

The 6th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) was successfully held in Bangkok, Thailand on 10-13 March 2019. The 6th GFFC  brought together food and feed experts from around the world, representing public sector, civil society, industry and academia.