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Global poultry market strong despite Russian ban

The Russian ban will not interfere with the bullish outlook for poultry meat prices according to a recent report by Rabobank. Strong fundamentals will promote further margin improvements in almost all regions of the world. While competing meat prices (i.e. beef, pork) are increasing, worldwide suppl...

China's engagement with African agriculture

China's developmental aid to Africa is impressive. Apart from construction, private companies 
heavily invest in agriculture, increasing the African market and trade opportunties with the rest of the world. But will Africa profit from these investments, and what are the downsides of the Chinese 
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China maintains its number 1 position in fish market

China is still the biggest producer of freshwater fish and leaves a major gap with number 2: India. The country also teamed up with Mexico to increase production even further. According to the Indian Times, China produced 570 lakh MT (lakh = 100,000 MT) of fish and marine algae in 2012, which was 63...

China's engagement with African agriculture

China's developmental aid to Africa is impressive. Apart from construction, private companies 
heavily invest in agriculture, increasing the African market and trade opportunties with the rest of the world. But will Africa profit from these investments, and what are the downsides of the Chinese 
eng...

Demand for tilapia and catfish feed growing in India

India has a thriving and evolving aquaculture industry. However, most farmers still rely on low cost and easily available traditional feeds comprised of rice/wheat bran, groundnut cake, and other agro products. But the demand for commercial aquafeed is increasing. This trend is being driven by a gr...

Danish pork makes its way to Nepal

The Danish Crown group exports meat to more than 130 countries around the world but until now it has been impossible to buy fresh pork meat from the group in the mountainous state Nepal in Himalaya. Meat wholesaler Sanu Khadgi has now changed this. He has ensured that people living in the capital Ka...

NZ dairy industry continues to dominate through growth

New Zealand’s global dairy dominance will continue through greater economic engagement with Asia-Pacific states, rather than with competing markets in Europe and America, according to a new paper issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). In CIGI Paper No. 37, The Role of I...

Opposition to US poultry imports grows in India

Opposition to a proposal by India’s External Affairs Ministry to allow duty-free import of chicken legs from the US is growing, with an increasing number of poultry farmers protesting the move. Duty-free import of American chicken legs will wreak havoc on the domestic poultry industry, besides raisi...

UK: BPEX stepping up exports

BPEX is stepping up its export drive with visits to Hong Kong, India and the Philippines in the next few weeks. On top of that, a health certificate has now been agreed with the Dominican Republic which is another market that can now be developed.The first is the Restaurant and Bar show in Hong Kong...

Study claims antibiotic-fed poultry is harming consumers

A study carried out in India states that large scale, indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the poultry industry has led to antibiotic resistance in Indians who are falling prey to many otherwise curable ailments. The study by the Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) Pollution Monitoring Lab, w...

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