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ASEAN set up Food and Feed Insects Association

Countries in the ASEAN* region have set up a Food and Feed Insects Association (AFFIA). With AFFIA, those involved in insect application for feed and food join forces.

Using insects for feed and food is a young sector in the ASEAN region. The mission and aim of AFFIA is to bring industry and research stakeholders from the insects sector in a collaborative movement towards the development of entomoculture, entomophagy and their related activities.

Objectives have been formulated and include:

  • Define regulatory requirements at National and ASEAN levels for insect products and work in collaboration with the related authorities (national, regional, international)
  • Work together on access to markets, at local regional and international levels, especially EU and US market
  • Work in sub-groups under two main sectors called ‘Food’ and ‘Feed’. Food includes insect species having most of their applications as human food (e.g. pet food [crickets]). Feed includes insect species having most of their applications as animal feed (e.g. waste management)
  • Promote the consumption of insects
  • Work together on transboundary issues to define shared positions (e.g. halal status)

AFFIA had it first meeting in South East Asia where the stakeholders discussed how shared development goals are overcoming national differences. Next steps include to define the activities, and mapping the industry in South East Asia, to make sure all the important insect industry players will be included in the network.

Read all the latest news and articles about insects in feed in the New Proteins dossier.

With AFFIA, the insect for feed and food sector is becoming a true global network and forms a valuable addition to the existing networks: the International Platform for Insects as Food and Feed (IPIFF), the North American Edible Insects Association (NAEIC).

*ASEAN: Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei.

6 comments

  • Nick Ash

    Does anyone know how I can contact this group? as I am currently working on projects of a similar nature and would appreciate direct contact with them,

    Thank you,

    Nick Ash

  • Emmy Koeleman

    Dear Nick, please contact anne.deguerry@entofood.com

  • Nick Ash

    Thank you Emmy

  • Putu Erik Wirasatia

    I am erik. Indonesian. I have a grasshoppers farm. I started last year and now developing fast. To make it big and to be connected to the world insect business i need foreign or local indonesian investor to build this promising farming.
    Is anyone out there interesting ? please call me.
    Thanks Emmy.

  • fu wen jiang

    I am fuwenjiang. I have the biggest BSF farm in China. I started last year and now developing fast and fast,and we can breed egg 5kg/one day . To make it big and to be connected to the world insect business i need foreigninvestor or cooperative partner to build this promising farming.
    Is anyone out there interesting ? please call me:scaufuwenjiang@163.com

  • FAIJUL ALAM SIDDIKII

    I am a bangladeshi agricultural journalist. Have lots of own land and low cost production facility. I am thinking about to establish insect faem for feed. And for that looking international investor.

    cantact: faijul243@gmail.com, admin@timesflow.com

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