International Dairy Federation

Global dairy, feed manufacturing industries partner up

International Dairy Federation has been invited to organize a congress session for the 4th Global Feed & Food Congress in South Africa in April.

IDF has been invited to organize a congress session on the occasion of the 4th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) in Sun City, South Africa from 10-12 April 2013. IDF will present its work on environment, animal health and welfare, animal feeding and food safety and demonstrate its contributions to produce nutritious, safe and sustainable dairy products. This event will showcase the unique cross-industry partnership between IFIF and IDF and their joint commitment to meeting the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050, both safely and sustainably.

The 4th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) is organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), with technical assistance of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Hosted by the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA), the meeting will bring together over 500 international delegates, including global leaders from the feed manufacturing industry, civil society, academia and industry to discuss critical feed and food issues.

Commenting on this partnership, IDF President Dr. Jeremy Hill stated: “This is the first time that IDF has been invited to participate in the GFFC Congress. We’re grateful to be given this unique opportunity to present our strategy and action plan for a sustainable dairy industry in partnership with the IFIF, the global representation of the feed manufacturing industry. The key challenge for all agri-food sectors in the coming decades is to produce more from less and, at the same time, to maximize the nutritional and health promoting properties of food. In other words, we must produce more nutritious foods with less calories for less cost and with less environmental impacts in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, land, freshwater use and energy.”

“The path ahead is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the whole dairy supply chain from feed to food. That’s why this partnership between the IDF and IFIF is so important” added the IDF President.

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