At the 194th FEFAC Council meeting on 22 April, following the XXVII FEFAC Congress in Antalya, the delegates adopted the FEFAC 2030 vision for the Animal Feed Industry. The vision outlines the role of the feed industry as a knowledge-driven, highly-skilled and reliable partner to a sustainable, competitive EU livestock sector.
FEFAC will present the vision’s key pillars feed safety, animal nutrition and sustainable feed production at the 1st FEFAC-FEFANA joint conference “Innovation in Animal Nutrition” on June 9, 2016 in Brussels.
FEFAC, as well as other partners in the Agri-Food Chain Coalition, call on EU policy makers to adapt the regulatory framework to allow the feed and food chain to boost innovation efforts in order to tackle societal challenges, including climate change, the growing demand for food-feed safety and animal health & welfare.
The Council also re-elected Ruud Tijssens as FEFAC President, until June 2017. He will continue to work with the Praesidium members Anton Einberger (DVT, Germany), Cristina de Sousa (IACA, Portugal), Tony Bell (AIC, UK), Witold Obidzinski (IZP, Poland) and Jesper Pagh (DAKOFO, Denmark), whose mandates have also been extended with 1 year. Jean-Michel Boussit, newly elected President of EUROFAC, will replace Alain Guillaume (SNIA) in the FEFAC Praesidium as from 1 June 2016. EUROFAC, which represents 85% of the French compound feed and premix industry, will take over the FEFAC membership from SNIA on the same date.
FEFAC, the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation, represents 25 national Associations in 24 EU Member States as well as Associations in Switzerland, Turkey, Serbia, Russia and Norway with observer/associate member status. The European compound feed industry employs over 110,000 persons on approximately 4,000 production sites. Turnover of the European compound feed industry in 2013 is estimated at € 55 billion.