Identifying solutions creates a pathway to respond to challenges.
Informing, advancing and implementing solutions is a long-term approach, but one that elicits positive outcomes. In the animal food industry, challenges associated with climate and the environment will dominate the space for the foreseeable future, but others linked to sustainability will arise.
To advance understanding and trust in a sustainable feed and pet food supply chain, IFEEDER’s research outcomes seek to inform and support efforts to advance solutions and industry decision-making. Through our efforts, we create tangible outcomes and cultivate relationships that are valued by feed and pet food industry members and stakeholders. As indicated in our 2021 Strategic Plan, IFEEDER is focused on feed and pet food sustainability through four research-oriented objectives:
- Identify key material issues and develop supporting metrics for industry use,
- Identify industry sustainability resource needs and develop essential support tools,
- Evaluate, validate and advance solutions to address material issues, and
- Collaborate with stakeholders on joint sustainability research efforts.
Through solution-driven engagement, credible science and subject matter expertise, IFEEDER serves as a respected and utilized resource for allied industry organizations and other stakeholders. We seek to advance sustainable solutions, inform consumer choice and earn public trust through transparency and collaboration that engages diverse perspectives.