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We’re keeping our finger on the pulse and bring you a comprehensive summary of the latest business updates from the poultry industry worldwide.

Aeres University of Applied Sciences (Aeres) in the Netherlands has partnered with consultancy firm Global Food Partners (GFP) to establish a training centre to offer farmers the necessary training and tools to ensure long-term sustainability and competitiveness in cage-free egg production in Southeast Asia.

Processing facilities in the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná are being hit hard by a spike in the cases of coronavirus. Together these states account for almost 70% of poultry and 65% of pork production in the country.

The International Egg Commission (IEC) is bringing together experts with an interest in sustainable agricultural food production, to form a new Environmental Sustainability Expert Group. Supporting the Global Initiative for Sustainable Eggs (GISE), the group will champion continuous development and improvement of sustainable practices throughout the egg value chain.

Moves to design and supply enhanced poultry genetics across sub-Saharan Africa are in full swing as part of developments to enhance sustainable production on the Continent.

Ghana’s Agricultural Development Bank has announced a GHC500 million (US$?87 million) loan facility in support of the government’s Broiler Revitalisation Programme aimed at increasing the domestic production of chicken.

Fears are growing that the UK poultry industry could be decimated after it emerged that the Home Office’s Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination Bill has labelled key food workers as “low skilled”.

Gallusman, part of Ukraine’s Ovostar Union Group has announced plans to invest € 100 million to build a huge egg production facility in Latvia. The project is planned as a joint venture with Nordic energy company ADVEN with nearly 90% of eggs from the new facility destined for exports.

Following a staggering drop in demand for poultry meat and eggs in Bangladesh since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, production has plummeted by at least 50%.

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) anticipates its best performing year ever due to soaring pork prices and a recovery of chicken prices, according to the company’s CEO.

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Last ditch buying for China for the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations and European buyers looking to secure 0% duty raw vannamei shrimp is causing prices from Ecuador to firm, after they took a tumble at the end of 2014.

CHINA & US - The initial reaction to about any problem with exports in general and exports to China in particular is “The sky is falling!  The sky is falling!”, writes Steve Meyer & Len Steiner.

 China has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

20 February 2015 – The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century and the need to be more sustainable, inclusive and resilient, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

China has banned all imports of U.S. poultry, poultry products and eggs amid recent reports of highly pathogenic strains of avian influenza found in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

This biannual report, published in June and December, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in coffee.

Spring is here and brings with it many fresh healthy foods, including blueberries. Known for their antioxidants, vitamins and fiber, blueberries are a healthy option that is becoming more popular around the world and the U.S. blueberry industry is taking advantage of this demand with the help of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Market Access Program (MAP).

It’s only been four months since the historic U.S.-Korea free trade agreement (KORUS) removed two thirds of the tariffs imposed on U.S. food and agricultural products exported to South Korea. But already, sales of U.S. fresh cherries are on the rise.

Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country. This will allow American organic farmers, processors, and businesses greater access to Korea’s growing market for organic products. The arrangement between the two nations will take effect on July 1, 2014.

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