IFIF is a founding partner of the FAO-led Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership, which aims at improving the safety of feed, and thus enhancing food safety, animal health and welfare and food security.
As global compound feed production continues to expand, especially in the developing world, IFIF continues to work with the FAO on Capacity Development for Feed Safety, an important effort that will continue on in the next years.
The Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership is a FAO-led Partnership for Capacity Development for Feed Safety, with the objective to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders along the feed and food value chain to produce and supply safer feed – thereby contributing to animal health and welfare and enhancing food safety and food security.
The Partnership addresses feed safety in the feed and food continuum that includes feed ingredients, feed inputs, feeding practices, feed handling, packaging, transportation, storage and manufacture. Activities of the Partnership will be relevant to all major feed and livestock products and related supply chains. Some activities will benefit stakeholders globally, while others will address more localized feed safety issues. The primary beneficiaries will be producers and policy-makers in feed and livestock producing countries. Producers will benefit through the development of capacities to address feed safety issues.
In particular the Partnerships’ purpose is to:
- strengthen and develop technical and functional capacities of producers, policy makers and other operators along the supply and production chain;
- share best practices and risk-based measures for preventing and controlling hazards in feed;
- support smallholders in reducing health risks for their animals and in reducing feed and food losses; and
- create and share scientific knowledge on new feed and technologies.
All activities implemented in the Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership will follow a capacity development approach. Capacity development addresses different dimensions: i) individual; ii) organizational; and iii) the enabling environment. It considers social, economic and policy aspects, together with technical ones, and provides stakeholders and countries a leading role to ensure the sustainability of activities.
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