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Latin America

Mexico achieves membership to the OIE Council for the first time

The director general of Animal Health of SAGARPA, Joaquín Braulio Delgadillo was chosen to represent North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Representing South America is the delegate of Paraguay, Hugo Idoyaga Benitez.
The World Assembly of Delegates of the OIE has elected Mexico for a three-year term as a Board Member of this international body for the very first time.
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José Graziano da Silva re-elected FAO Director-General

He reaffirmed the organization's commitment to ending hunger and malnutrition during the FAO Governing Conference
Incumbent FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has been re-elected to a second term in the organization's top post with the highest number of votes ever in the history of the organization--177 out of 182.
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BRF, Singapore Food Industries joint venture finalized

Brazil’s BRF now holds 49 percent stake in Singapore-based SATS BRF Food
Theformation of a joint venture in Singapore between Brazil-based meat and poultrycompany BRF and Singapore Food Industries has been finalized, BRF announced onJune 3. 
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Global poultry trade to remain under pressure to year end

Countries with balanced markets will perform best
Global poultry trade and poultry prices are expected to remain under pressure for the remainder of this year due to the challenges posed by avian influenza. The long-term impact may be significant due to several trade bans on breeding stock in importing countries.
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Analysis: Mexico’s avian flu vaccination experience

Officials describe the Mexican experience with avian flu vaccination as positive, but say that regulations should change so vaccine seed stock will better match field strains of the virus.
 With therapid advance of the outbreak, many poultry producers were at risk of losingtheir livelihoods, and this led to an outcry for vaccination. But, support forvaccination was not universal. The OIE approved means of dealing with foreignanimal diseases, like highly pathogenic avian influenza, is eradication. Butwith the loss of millions of birds, the Mexican government together with theNational Association of Poultry Sciences in Mexico (ANECA), CONASA the advisorybody for SAGARPA (the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Fisheriesand Food) and other experts concluded that vaccination was the only way to stopthe spread of the disease. 
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FAO global poultry forecast: Modest growth in 2015

Importing countries to produce more, trade diversions expected due to highly pathogenic avian influenza
Growth in global poultry production is forecast to be “limited” this year, reports the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Outlook published this month, with output rising by only 1.4 percent to 111.8 million tones, half the 3 percent trend observed over the last decade.
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