As the demand for animal proteins continues to grow, the world's animal feed industry will need to adapt and innovate to meet the nutrition needs of the global population — now and in the years ahead. VIV Europe attendees interested in the evolution of the global feed industry are urged to attend the free one-hour Feed Strategy Program, “Global feed industry: A glimpse of the present, preparing for the future,” to be held on June 20, 2018.

Three strategic pillars

By 2050, the FAO estimates the demand for food will grow by 60 percent. Between 2010 and 2050, the production of animal proteins is expected to grow by around 1.7 percent per year, with meat production projected to rise by nearly 58 percent, aquaculture by 90 percent and dairy by 55 percent. While this is good news for the world feed industry, such growth comes with huge challenges. It is vital for the industry — and the wider agricultural chain — to meet these demands to ensure food security, but it must do so in a sustainable and safe way.

“The International Feed Industry Federation’s (IFIF) is a global organization and our members are made up of national and regional feed associations, feed-related organizations and corporations from around the globe,” explains IFIF senior advisor Sebastian Csaki. “Together, IFIF members represent over 80 percent of the feed production worldwide. To support our industry on the road to the future, IFIF’s work with its members and stakeholders is centered on three strategic pillars.”

During his talk, Csaki will explore the global feed industry’s role in meeting the demand for intensified animal protein production in the future, working within the framework of three strategic pillars: sustainability, regulatory and international standards and best practices.

Current feed industry trends

Global compound feed production volumes have hit historic levels – reaching nearly 1 billion metric tons of production in 2017. For more than 25 years, WATT Global Media has been tracking this progress and using its exclusive data to produce its annual World Feed Panorama report.


To round out the VIV feed program, Feed Strategy editor Jackie Roembke will explore the results of the 2018 survey and examine the factors influencing global compound feed volumes.

How to register

Conference registration is free to VIV Europe attendees. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. To register, CLICK HERE to view the list of programs, then follow these three easy steps to register:

  • Enter "WATT GLOBAL MEDIA" in the "Search" field and click the magnifying glass button
  • Select the check box to the left of the conference title(s) "Global feed industry: A glimpse of the present, preparing for the future" and/or "WATT Global Media Poultry Trends"
  • Click the "Register/Checkout >" button in the right column and follow the registration prompts

VIV Europe will be held June 20-23 at the Jaarbeurs Convention Center in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Future feed events

IFIF’s 6th Global Feed & Food Congress will center around a similar and very pertinent theme, “The future of feed & food – are we ready?” The tri-annual conference, held in Bangkok, Thailand, March 11-13, 2019, will link the global challenge to provide safe, affordable, nutritious and sustainable animal protein sources through innovative solutions to feed 9 billion people by 2050. For more information, visit

Feed Strategy Program

Topic: “Global feed industry: A glimpse of the present, preparing for the future”
Date: June 20, 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: VIV Europe / Jaarbeurs-Utrecht
Room: Mission One
Register HERE