Argentina, the sixth-largest global exporter of poultry meat, is on track to become the fourth-largest exporter in a few years' time, according to Industry Minister Debora Giorgi.
Argentina has already exported 356,000 metric tons of poultry in 2012. The country's production has tripled since 2003 and export values have increased tenfold, from US$65 million to $US650 million.
The forum on Argentina's Poultry Industry Strategic Plan 2020 plans to reach a domestic poultry meat consumption of 50 kilograms per capita per year, producing 3.1 million metric tons — 91 percent more than in 2010. The industry is also looking to generate 50,000 jobs and export 600,000 metric tons per year.