- About Us
- APF Member Branches
- Working Groups
Beginning in 1912, the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) has grown to become the major international association of people concerned with poultry science and its application in the poultry industry. There are now more than 7600 members in 80 branches scattered across the globe. Every region is represented: Africa, America (North and South), Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific. Branches in Europe collectively form a European Federation and 20 branches in Asia, Oceania and the Pacific collectively form the Asia Pacific Federation (APF).
Member branches of the APF are Australia, Bangladesh, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Collectively these APF member branches have approximately 2000 members.
WPSA is governed by a Council made up of representation from each branch. It is managed by a Board consisting of elected President, Secretary, Treasurer, Senior Vice President and four Vice Presidents. Also on the board are the Immediate Past President the Federation Presidents and the World's Poultry Science Journal Editor.
APF is managed by a committee consisting of an elected President, Senior Vice President and Junior Vice President. A Secretary/Treasurer is appointed by the President. Committee members are appointed by each APF member branch.
Objectives of the APF are consistent with objectives of WPSA which are in summary to promote the advancement of knowledge in all aspects of poultry production and to disseminate this knowledge to people involved in the many diverse sectors of the global poultry industry.
The APF has recently developed working groups dealing with specific sectors of the poultry industry which assume great importance to the region:
•Working Group 1 on Small Scale Family Poultry Farming
•Working Group 2 on Waterfowl
•Working Group 3 on Ratites
The Asia Pacific region is huge, covering approximately one third of the earth’s land mass and containing over 60% of the world’s human population. The region is responsible for 62% of global egg output and 36% of global poultry meat output. More than 90% of the commercial waterfowl are found here. This region is a rising star in the global poultry industry.