The VICTAM Foundation dates back to 1964 and was originally founded to organize a trade show for suppliers to the animal feed and related industries. This became the famous FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS exhibitions.
In due course the foundation widened its scope of activities to promoting the international feed, grain and biomass industry in general. These activities can adopt various forms, such as the organization of exhibitions, conferences, student exchanges, publishing, support of research projects and institutes, and contacts with and support of relevant associations. The VICTAM Foundation owns 100% of the shares of VICTAM International BV, the organizers of the FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS exhibitions.
The board of the VICTAM Foundation and VICTAM International consists of the following members from the feed industry and supplying industries:
The VICTAM Foundation financially supports the following projects:
Worldwide, approximately 2.000 million tons of straw are produced per year. The use of straw as a feed ingredient for ruminants is limited due to its low nutritional value caused by a high concentration of indigestible lignin. Wouter Hendriks and colleagues discovered a pioneering method to break down the lignin and increase the nutritive value of straw. The results: more milk and meat.
The VICTAM Foundation financially supports this project.
Technological treatments of feeding stuffs or food and feed ingredients may result in both positive and negative effects on the quality, properties and digestibility of it proteins.
Prediction of the protein nutritional value for men and animal
What chemical property of proteins may give a good prediction of its feeding value? And does a technological treatment of proteins has an effect on that? For example, we do know that a thermal treatment of protein-rich feeding stuffs may damage its amino acids. That may be the reason why these amino acids are not fully digestible or cannot be utilized in the metabolic processes of men and animal.
Technology: changes and risks
In this project we examine which indicators are available to predict the protein nutritional value of routinely used feeding stuffs and of new protein0rich feeding stuffs: for both livestock and pet animals and for humans. Protein digestibility and utilization of amino acids in metabolic processes as well as the effect of technological treatments on protein properties will be extensively examined. Treatments may damage proteins but may also enhance oits feeding value.
The VICTAM Foundation financially supports this project which is projected to be finished on July 1st, 2016.
For more information, please visit: http://www.wageningenur.nl/nl/show/Effecten-van-processing-op-voedingswaarde-van-eiwitrijke-grondstoffen.htm
The VICTAM Foundation financially supports and/or is a member of the following associations and institutes:
The European Biomass Association is the common voice of the European bioenergy sector with the aim to develop the market for sustainable bioenergy, and ensure favorable business conditions for its members.
AEBIOM is a nonprofit Brussels based international organization founded in 1990 that brings together 29 national associations and around 94 companies from all over Europe thus representing more than 4000 indirect members including mainly companies and research centers.
For more information, please visit: http://www.aebiom.org/
Feed Design Lab
The Victam Foundation is a partner of Feed Design Lab: the research & education center for innovation and sustainability in the animal feed industry. Feed & technology companies cooperate internationally in an open innovation network to achieve a sustainable animal production chain. To achieve this, a production facility has been achieved where research into new commodities is carried out, where healthy feed can be developed, where new production techniques can be tested and where training activities take place.
For more information, please visit: http://www.feeddesignlab.nl
The International Research Association of Feed Technology (Internationale Forschungsgemeinschaft Futtermitteltechnik e.V., IFF) was founded on 13 December 1961 on the initiative of the German Association of Feed Industry. The Research Association exclusively pursues scientific aims and is acknowledged as non-profit association by the Revenue Office Braunschweig for the support of scientific aims.
The VICTAM Foundation has supported IFF since its foundation.
For more information, please visit: http://www.iff-braunschweig.de/index.php
IFIF represents the global feed industry as an essential participant in the food chain that provides sustainable, safe and nutritious food. IFIF provides a unified leadership and coordinating role to promote the global feed industry in order to contribute to the sustainable supply of safe, healthy feed and therefore food of animal origin.
The VICTAM Foundation has supported IFIF since its foundation.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ifif.org/
Nevedi (The Dutch Feed Industry Association) protects the interests of the Dutch feed industry. 113 Feed companies and suppliers are associated with Nevedi. The represent 96% of the total feed production for livestock in the Netherlands.
Nevedi came into being in 2000 after the merger of umbrella organisations of the private and co-operative feed manufacturers. Nevedi protects the interests of manufactures of compound feed and premixes, of producers of milk replacers and of suppliers of humid feedstuffs. The activities that Nevedi carries out on behalf of collective interests of its members, can be grouped under four priority areas:
The VICTAM Foundation has supported Nevedi since its foundation.
For more information, please visit: www.nevedi.nl
The Wageningen University Fund has since its inception in 1951 been organising and funding activities that reward and stimulate excellent education and research. This includes stimulating the academic development of students.
For more information, please visit: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Benefactors/Service/About-Wageningen-University-Fund.htm
The World's Poultry Science Association is a long established and unique organization that strives to advance knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry. Its major role is to encourage, and help facilitate, liaison among research scientists and educators, and between those in research and education and those working in the many diverse sectors of the industry. As a non-profit making organization, it relies for its income almost entirely on membership subscriptions, although a number of poultry companies around the world provide generous sponsorship to help meet some of the production costs of the World's Poultry Science Journal.
For more information, please visit: http://www.wpsa.com/
The first session of the ASEAN Feed Summits was held in April 2014 at BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand during the FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia 2014 event. The summit was organised by Victam International BV, sponsored by the Victam Foundation and hosted by the Thai Feed Mill Association.
The Victam Foundation also sponsored the first ever ASEAN Feed & Rice Symposium and this was held during the FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia 2014 event.
The first session of the ASEAN Feed Summit was held in April 2014 at BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand during the FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia 2014 event. The summit was organized by Victam International BV, sponsored by the Victam Foundation and hosted by the Thai Feed Mill Association.
Held in closed session and chaired by Mr.Pornsil Patchrintanakul, President of the Thai Feed Mill Association, and moderated by Ms. Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Executive Director, the Summit brought together senior feed regulators and industry representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
During the discussion a number of issues were identified for further potential co-operation, including capacity development for feed safety, efforts towards regulatory harmonization, as well as the need to work with all stakeholders on agri-food chain on common challenges.
Mr. Mario Sergio Cutait, IFIF Chairman, welcomed "the opportunity to join this important Summit and to work towards closer collaboration throughout Asia."
The Summit concluded in the formation of a Federation of ASEAN Feed Associations and the Chairman, Mr.Pornsil Patchrintanakul, was elected unanimously.
The Victam Foundation will continue to sponsor the ASEAN Feed Summit as well as support the Federation of ASEAN Feed Associations. It is anticipated that there will be a regular annual Summit/meeting of the new Federation and every second year it will coincide with the FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia event.
The VICTAM Foundation sponsored the first ever ASEAN Feed & Rice Symposium and this was held on April 9th, 2014 during the FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia 2014 event in Bangkok.
Mr. Pornsil Patcharintanakul, President of the Thai Feed Mill Association and former member of the Board of Charoen Pokphand Group of Thailand was the moderator for this symposium.
A full auditorium of industry VIPs listened attentively to the keynote speeches which were delivered by Mr. Tran Dong Phuong, Director for Finance, Industry and Infrastructure, ASEAN Economic Department, Dr. Thamana Lekprichakul, Program Coordinator Working Group on Agriculture Secretariat Asian Development Bank and Mr. Vinod Ahuja, Livestock Policy Officer, Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
The topics included issues such as the impact of the ASEAN free trade zone on the feed and rice industries and critical feed safety, security and sustainability issues facing the region in 2015 and beyond.
The next ASEAN FEED & RICE SYMPOSIUMS will be held during the FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia events and will again be supported by the Foundation.