Novus International will participate in the fourth Global Feed & Food Congress, taking place April 10–12 in Sun City, South Africa. The meeting was organized by the International Feed Industry Federation, with support by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Hosted by the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association of South Africa, Global Feed & Food Congress will bring leaders from around the world together to discuss issues related to global feed, food and sustainability.
"It is valuable for Novus to participate with global industry leaders at the Global Feed & Food Congress concerning the important role we all play in the growing worldwide demand for sustainable protein," said James Gerardot, executive director of global marketing. "This meeting aligns well with Novus's vision of helping feed the world affordable, wholesome food and achieve a higher quality of life."
At the Global Feed & Food Congress in South Africa, Novus is sponsoring Professor Marty Matlock, executive director, University of Arkansas office for sustainability. He will serve as a keynote speaker on the role of animal agriculture in feeding 10 billion people sustainably. Other speaking engagements include Thad Simons, president and CEO Novus International and Bayella Thiam, executive manager, Africa at Novus, who will talk about the challenges of doing feed and food business in Africa. Ricardo Esquerra, senior research and development manager Latin America and Africa at Novus will address the topic of monogastric nutrition for breeders, broilers and layers.
This year's Global Feed & Food Congress theme "safe feed and food for all" goes hand in hand with Novus's commitment to the global industry. "We all share the responsibility of food safety and consumer health, both within our borders and around the globe," said Thiam. "That is why we need to work together to improve food safety and reduce barriers. Consumers will have safer food to choose from and our industry will enjoy increased success. More specifically, it is important to recognize Africa's role in increasing productivity while improving food safety. This represents a great challenge but at the same time is a big opportunity as we strive to satisfy the global demand for food."