Latest IPIFF Events
IPIFF – the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed – the umbrella organisation of the European insect producing sector, hosted an International Workshop entitled ‘Circular Agriculture – the Role of Insect Farming in Connecting Local Supply Chains’ on the 19th of November.
- IPIFF published a Press Release on this subject, available through this link.
- The recording of this Workshop will be available on the IPIFF YouTube channel during the week succeeding the event.
Organised online, this conference focused on the contribution of the European insect sector to the objectives of the ‘Farm to Fork‘ Strategy. Notably, stakeholders active in different links throughout the insect production value chains, together with members of the civil society and representatives of the European institutions, engaged in a constructive dialogue on the contribution of insect farming to improving sustainability in the agri-food sectors. Among others, the speakers focused their intervention on key societal challenges, such as the need to improve circularity in food production, the potential to upcycle underutilised streams into higher-value protein rich-materials, but also the synergies between insect farming and organic agriculture.
IPIFF is proud to announce that this International Workshop is a #EUGreenWeek partner event.
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IPIFF Workshop ‘Unleashing the Circularity Potential of the European Insect Sector through Research and Innovation’ – Brussels, 03rd December
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) wishes to thank all participants, speakers and sponsors – who all made this International Workshop a success!
Gathered in the EU’s capital for the International Workshop entitled ‘Unleashing the Circularity Potential of the European Insect Sector through Research and Innovation’ and the IPIFF General Assembly, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) – the Brussels-based umbrella organisation representing stakeholders active across the insect production value chains – reiterated the importance of synergetic research initiatives, developed in harmony with the regulatory calendar of the sector and markets’ needs.
The full Press Release of the event can be accessed here.
The final programme can be found here.
IPIFF Workshop on Good Hygiene Practices in Insect Production – Copenhagen, 27th May
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF), together with the Danish Insect Network (DIN) have organised a one-day workshop on good hygiene practices in insect production, taking place in Copenhagen on the 27th of May.
The objective of this workshop is to present the latest EU regulatory developments that are relevant to the activities of insect producers, but also to offer a succinct introduction to the latest IPIFF publication, the Guide on Good Hygiene Practices. We also aim at consolidating the European network of professionals from the insect sector by bringing together high-level officials from Brussels, relevant actors from the agri-food chain and academia.
‘Insects for food & feed: how to translate EU food & feed safety requirements on the ground?’
Prepared in collaboration with external legal and scientific experts, the IPIFF package of guideline documents has been officially presented at a Workshop organized in Madrid on 29 May. Most of these documents are available on the IPIFF website.
Insects for food and feed: opportunities for tackling societal challenges
The 1st IPIFF International Conference hold in Brussels on the 21 November 2017, gathered more than 250 participants, including EU Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Parliament and Estonian Presidency representatives, as well as delegates ranging from insect producers, policy makers, scientists, NGOs and Agrifood industry, recalled the potential lying in insects for food and feed. Furthermore, the event raised awareness about the opportunities for insect producers in a European context.