Successful FAO side event with IFIF on animal nutrition and feed strategies at Codex Task Force on AMR

The role of animal nutrition and feed strategies and options for reducing the need to use antimicrobials in animal production was highlighted in a side event during a meeting of the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance that took place in Busan, Republic of Korea, from 10 to 14 December 2018. The speakers summarized the current state of the art and recent insights on how diets, gut health and the immune system interact and could contribute to disease resilience. The event also highlighted the work of FAO to promote these options to stakeholders in the feed sector and the activities of the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF). [Read more]

Africa in focus at the World Nutrition Forum 2018

Africa in focus at the World Nutrition Forum 2018

Africa holds enormous potential for agriculture, but at the same time facing a lot of challenges in terms of feed and food production. Industry experts shared their insights at the Africa in Focus session of the 8th Biomin World Nutrition Forum that took place in Cape Town last year. [View article]

King of your own backyard or successful team player?

South African grain and oilseeds value chain partners face different and unique challenges every season. Yet as both practice and theory have proved, more of these challenges can be overcome and successfully addressed if they are tackled head-on by the correct combination of willing and enthusiastic value chain partners. [View preface]

Companies partner on aquaculture facility in Angola

Companies partner on aquaculture facility in Angola

GUANZHOU, CHINA – Sino Agro Food, Inc. signed an agreement with Nortus, Lda. for construction of an aquafarm in Angola. Sino Agro will work with Nortus Aquacultura e Pesca, Lda, to develop a vertically integrated farming system in Angola modeled after the conceptual plan of Sino Agro’s Aquafarms 4 and 5. Read more…

Local is ‘lekker’ – showcasing our own experts

Local is ‘lekker’ – showcasing our own experts

The South African Feed Industry is currently ranked 22nd globally, but first on the African continent. We have a great industry, we have local knowledge and we have a large number of individuals who want to take the industry forward. This positive situation was emphasised at the AFMA Annual Symposium this year. A record number of close to 500 participants registered to attend this CPD accredited event. [View article] [View photo page]

Living in a world where risk is unavoidable

Living in a world where risk is unavoidable

We are continuously exposed to risks that threaten the growth of businesses in the agricultural industry. This article focuses on three very topical aspects of risk: ingredient shortages, potential legislative changes and raw material quality. [View article]