IV. Global Feed & Food Congress
The IV. Global Feed & Food Congress was held for the first time on the African continent on 10-12 April 2013 in Sun City, South Africa.
The 4th Global Feed and Food Congress organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) with technical support by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and hosted by the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA) was held in Sun City, South Africa, from 10-12 April 2013.
Mario Sergio Cutait, IFIF Chairman and Loutjie Dunn, Chairman of the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa (AFMA), were joined by the honorable Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of South Africa, Dr. Berhe G. Tekola, Director of the Animal Production and Health Division at the FAO and Dr. Hinner Koster, AFMA Board Member, to open the Congress and welcome 700 international delegates representing the global feed and food chain.
The theme for the 4th GFFC ‘Safe Feed & Food for All' links to the global challenge to feed 9 billion people by 2050 and to do so sustainably. This theme reflects the aspiration of the whole feed & food value chain and IFIF’s view on Sustainability matches this aspiration: ‘produce more, using less, at an affordable cost to the consumer.’
The 4th GFFC brought together 700 international delegates from 44 countries who discussed critical issues covering the whole feed manufacturing and food processing value chain, with a special focus on Feed and Food Safety, Food Security, Technology, and Sustainability. The final Congress programme is available here.
The Congress attracted exceptional speakers who provided their insights and expertise in over 80 world-class presentations. The presentations made at the 4th GFFC and the AFMA Forum can be downloaded here.
About the GFFC
The Global Feed and Food Congress series was launched in 2005 by IFIF in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to provide a global platform for industry and governments to come together to discuss critical issues of food and feed safety, technology and sustainability. The tri-annual Congress has established itself as the leading global event of its kind and was last held in Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.
For more information about the 4th GFFC please visit www.gffc2013.com.