Morocco’s market for chicken is growing steadily, reports the U.S. Grains Council Corn Mission team. On a Dec. 4 visit to a Moroccan poultry farm, the team spoke with farmer Ahmed Addioui and USGC Consultant Abdellah Ait Boulahsen about changes in the country’s poultry industry, including new vaccination and labor standards.

Morocco’s per capita chicken consumption has grown from 7 kilograms in 1990 to 15.5 kilograms in 2008. According to Addioui and Boulahsen, all of the chicken is produced domestically, but 90% of feed is imported. The feed is about 60% corn.