The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have partnered to debut the Feed Systems Sustainability Summit, set to take place Sept. 28-29, in Milwaukee, Wis. The summit will bring together the full feed value chain, including upstream and downstream entities, to advance action around four critical sustainable feed systems components: circularity, innovation, regenerative agriculture and responsible sourcing.
“The animal feed sector has the unique opportunity to lead the transformation towards sustainable production across the agricultural industry, but only by working together,” said Courtney Hall, director of sustainable livestock systems, WWF. “That’s why we want to build a community that spans the entire value chain of the feed system, so stakeholders can share insights, harness ambition, and ultimately collaborate to move at a far faster pace than any one organization could alone.”
The in-person event will convene a select group of diverse stakeholders who collaboratively share a vision for sustainable feed systems. To garner input, thought provoking case studies and engaging workgroup discussions will be the cornerstone of the summit.
To ensure participation across the full feed value chain, organizations can participate by sponsoring, submitting a case study, or by invitation. In the months preceding the event, IFEEDER and WWF will offer three, no-cost webinars exploring topics impacting feed system sustainability efforts.
IFEEDER and WWF are seeking high quality case studies from a diverse selection of organizations representing the feed supply chain. Case studies should demonstrate relevant activities across the feed supply chain that activate the sustainability pillars: people, planet and governance.
“The feed sector’s sustainability efforts are influenced by many stakeholders both upstream and downstream of the industry, creating real opportunities for improved clarity,” said Lara Moody, executive director, IFEEDER. “Gathering perspectives and exploring challenges and opportunities through case studies will help elucidate needs to be addressed.”
IFEEDER and WWF thank the host sponsor, Chr. Hansen Animal Nutrition, and the showcasing sponsors, Bayer and Syngenta, for their generous support of the Feed Systems Sustainability Summit. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.