Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs

What is ASEAN?

ASEAN – The Association of the South-East Asian Nations, gathering ten countries (i.e Myanmar, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Brunei.) is an economic, politic and cultural organization founded in 1967.
The main goal is to increase exchange and cooperation between its members.



“The Asian Food and Feed Insects Association- AFFIA- aims at bringing industry and research stakeholders from the insects’ sector in a collaborative movement towards the development of entomoculture, entomophagy and their related activities.”

Work together on access to markets, at local regional and international levels, especially EU and US markets


Promote the consumption of insects

Define regulatory requirements at National and ASEAN levels for insects products and work in collaboration with the related authorities (national, regional, international

Work in sub-groups under two main sectors called “Food” and “Feed”. Food includes insects’ species having most of their applications as human food (e.g. pet food [crickets]). Feed includes insects’ species having most of their applications as animal feed (e.g. waste management).

Work together on transboundary issues to define shared positions (e.g. halal status)