As South Africa-based agricultural services company, AFGRI, re-enters the poultry sector through a new venture in Mozambique, its former chicken business is set to be acquired by government-owned fund manager, Public Investment Corporation (PIC).
Responding to changes in the markets in Southeast Asian countries to which it exports, Danish Crown is set to open new sales offices in Taiwan and the Philippines, and to close its center in Singapore.
Since first reporting the disease in January of this year, Italy’s health ministry has recently reported the country’s 50th outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry, while new cases have also been confirmed in the last week in South Africa and Taiwan.
For the year to September, exports of chicken and pig meat from Brazil still remain behind last year’s figures, but a new agreement with Singapore offers the prospect of a boost to Brazilian pork exports.
While highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to add to the pressure on South Africa’s already troubled poultry industry, new outbreaks of the disease have also been reported in recent weeks in Taiwan, Vietnam and Italy.
With an investment of QAR1.6 billion (US$439 million), Al Rayan Poultry has announced plans to set up a multi-site integrated enterprise that it hopes will revolutionize the Arabian country’s poultry sector, boosting local production and contributing to national food security.