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.
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.
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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.
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