The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) announced the launch of the IFIF e-learning course "Good Production Practices in the Feed Industry," an online training program based on the "Feed Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry," which focuses on increasing safety and feed quality at the production level.
According to the announcement, IFIF partnered with the e-learning training platform Anpro Campus to develop the e-learning course to further expand the scope of the successful "Train the Trainer," the IFIF Global Animal Nutrition feed safety training program that has reached more than 150 participants in emerging markets since 2016.
The course material is based on the "Feed Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry," developed by IFIF and the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), which incorporates the Codex Alimentarius Code of Practice on Good Animal Feeding, IFIF said.
IFIF executive director Alexandra de Athayde explained that “providing the training program on 'Good Production Practices in the Feed Industry’ is part of IFIF’s mission to support feed safety and capacity development, and we are excited we can expand the reach and accessibility of our popular program with this e-learning initiative. The IFIF training aims for real impacts for participants who can apply their new feed safety skills in their daily work to support increased feed safety and quality at the production level.”
She added, “IFIF members represent over 80% of animal feed production worldwide, and capacity development for feed safety is one of the key priorities for IFIF. We will continue to support, train and develop the capacities of the local feed industries to help raise feed and food safety standards globally.”
IFIF said the e-learning course is aimed at stakeholders working in the feed chain and is available at no cost for government officials working in fields related to feed production as well as qualifying stakeholders and feed millers in emerging markets. Participants who successfully complete the 10 online modules and pass a final exam will receive a certificate as well as have the opportunity to participate in a live virtual classroom with an IFIF expert trainer at the end. The IFIF course can be accessed at www.anprocampus.com/ttpages/info/?id=43.
IFIF is made up of national and regional feed associations, feed-related organizations and corporate members from around the globe that represent more than 80% of the feed production worldwide. IFIF provides provide a unified voice and leadership to represent and promote the global feed industry as an essential participant in the food chain that provides sustainable, safe, nutritious and affordable food for a growing world population.
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