AFFIA is the Asian counterpart to the Australia IPAA, the European IPIFF, and the American NACIA, and works closely together with these other international coalitions on issues affecting the industry as a whole along with international trade.

With members from all across Asia, along with Europe, North America, Australia, and Africa, the focus is on positive regional impact to serve the planet as a whole.


AFFIA works in a very multicultural region with as many regulatory frameworks as countries.

With a successful international recognition, the association is stepping up its efforts to support national initiatives for the sustainability of insects as food and feed.

2020 marks the year of reinforced collaborations with the definition of AFFIA National contact points to support this strategy.

Check out the map below to learn more about AFFIA’s presence in the region, and where our members are located.

The association focus has been on the Southeast Asian region but its expansion has been all around Asia. 

As of 2020, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Singapore count the highest number of members.

Food and Feed are equally represented, however geographical specialization appears with Thailand having the most Food members while Malaysia gathers the most Feed members.


“The Asian Food and Feed Insect 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)


Andreas Aepil

Anne Dequerry

Coco Chu

David Allan

David Drew

Elaida Fiegalan

Eran Gronich

Gaetan Crielaard

Jeannine Malcolm

Josh Galt

Kester Chin

Khin Myat Hmwe

Leo Wein

Martin Sieland

Michi Abe

Mohammed Akhir Ahmad

Myint Aye Aye

Neil Ian Lumanian

Nicholas Piggott

Nicolas Bery

Paijit Sangchai

Patrick Durst

Kanitsanan Thanthitiwat

Tun Khin Thida

Wasaporn Chanput

Yuvanesh TS

Zin Thant

Coordinator: Nathan Preteseille