"We all would agree with the importance of the young generation championing animal welfare. But where shall we start? Training young leaders in Asia undoubtedly is a critical step forward to answer that question. I was delighted to be part of the IFAWF 2021 sharing our experiences at the Good Food Fund in how to contextualize the issue within the food systems narrative so as to make it more accessible to all. I found the fellows really bright, engaging, highly motivated and the thought that the organizers and these young people of such high calibre will continue to lead the cause and reduce the sufferings of farmed animals means everything to us."
"I was fortunate to be invited as an expert speaker in IFAWF's inaugural year. I was impressed not just with how supremely well organised and thoughtfully designed the program was, but also, with the calibre of the Fellows. I have remained in contact with several of the Fellows, collaborated on international research with some of them, and have recruited another. This is an important immersive program that provides a development platform for well-rounded future leaders in the animal welfare movement."
"China is of crucial importance to the world's efforts to develop a sustainable food supply with animal welfare at its core. The IFAWF programme is an excellent initiative bringing together Fellows with international experts in farm animal welfare science, policy and advocacy, helping to equip the next generation of thought leaders in this vital cause."
"I really appreciate that IFAWF provides me with the opportunity to network with other researchers in the field of farm animal welfare in China. It expands the discussion to different species in different geographies, which deepens my understanding of the challenges and opportunities of improving FAW in the industry. More importantly, it creates a community where we all can support each other with resources and problem-solving strategies. IFAWF is an incubator of future animal welfare scientists who will contribute to the improvement of FAW in China with innovative and localised solutions."
"In working with the International Farm Animal Welfare Fellows, I had a strong sense of a group of engaged and motivated people strategizing on how to improve animal welfare in a part of the world that richly deserves their attention."
"IFAWF brings a great opportunity for the AW community in China to communicate effectively, especially for young fellows to understand overall challenges in AW as well as practical solutions to them. This program is structured and systematic. It is encouraging to see the devotion and passion of the next generation, who will be the major strength in the development of a sustainable and regenerative agricultural system."