The Future of Protein

AFFIA serves as a regional hub for stakeholders to share knowledge, promote the benefits of entomophagy, clarify regulations and more.
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The Asian Food and Feed Insect Association is a non-profit organisation representing the interest of its members from the industry and the academia working with insects as food and feed in Asia.


Established in 2016, AFFIA and its members believe that for the global food chain to be sustainable, ethical and efficient, it needs to integrate insects as a source of nutrients for human food and animal feed.

With this shared passion, AFFIA aims to promote entomoculture and entomophagy both regionally and internationally, support national initiatives and solve challenges, as well as represent Asia in the global insect industry.

AFFIA works closely with the Australian IPAA, the European IPIFF and the American NACIA on issues affecting the insect industry as a whole.


Strengthen the Industry

The insect industry will “come of age” in the coming decade, but to succeed, players must collaborate, share knowledge, promote the benefits of entomophagy and clarify regulations. AFFIA serves as a regional hub for insect producers to strengthen the industry through these activities and more.

Develop Good Practices

Asian cultures have been using insects in their food chain for millennia, but for international trust to be placed in Asian insect producers, good practices must be developed. AFFIA does so while collaborating with relevant Government agencies to ensure frictionless implementation of future regulations.

Guide the Industry

AFFIA works in a very multicultural region with as many regula tory frameworks as countries. AFFIA serves Asian insect interests by initiating or facilitating research and development activities, guiding the industry forward in a sustainable, proactive and responsible manner.

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Our Members


AFFIA membership is open to companies and organizations in the insect for food and feed Industries, as well as academics and research organizations, consulting companies, or simply individuals. AFFIA takes pride in the diversity of its members and encourages as many people to contribute as possible.

Members will have access to up-to-date information on industry progress, related regional and global regulations, good practice developments, referral databases and collaboration opportunities.

AFFIA offers three types of memberships:


Events are an opportunity for AFFIA members to meet, discuss, explore and advance the industry together. They are a physical or virtual hub for learning, collaboration and interaction.

We welcome anybody who has something to share, as well as those just wishing to spectate, absorb and immerse themselves in one of the world’s most exciting burgeoning industries.

Wed, 27th October 2021

9th ASEAN Food Safety Forum: Kasetsart University presents the Regulation and Development of plant-based Protein and Insect

Fri, 29th October 2021

FeedTech Expo: Panel discussion about Insect meal in Poultry and other feeds with Protenga and Insectifii

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