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The future of feed & food – Are we ready?

15/03/2019

Over 300 delegates have gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, for the 6th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC), organised by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) with the technical support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in collaboration with VIV worldwide.

 

Under the theme ‘The future of Feed & Food – are we ready?’  representatives from intergovernmental organizations, private sector associations, CEOs from leading feed and food companies, national authorities and academia discussed innovative solutions to the global challenge to provide safe, nutritious and sustainable animal protein to feed 9 billion people by 2050s. Participants addressed several key issues: how policies and investments could help farmers to make better use of technological innovations to secure environmental, social and economic sustainability; how the sector could apply digital revolution to respond to the growing demand for safe food and feed; how animal nutrition innovations could improve animal health and welfare and contribute to contain antimicrobial resistance.

 

In conclusion, the Congress called for enhanced collaboration among intergovernmental organisations, national authorities, feed and food industry, and academia to address the global challenge to feed the world growing population in a sustainable manner. Precision livestock farming, blockchain technology, big data, internet of things, new feed sources such as insects could all contribute to respond better to the challenge. Economy of scale can enable access of small and medium scale producers to these innovative technologies.

 

Related link: https://gffc2019.com/

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