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Turkish agency builds layer farm in Somalia

Turkey’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation and Zamzam University cooperate in venture

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built a modern egg laying farm with a total floor space of 198 square meters in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.


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Further avian flu cases in Southern Africa, West Africa

As new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been officially registered in South Africa, local media in Botswana report the spread of the disease to a new district.

Over the past two weeks, South Africa’s veterinary agency has officially registered two further outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in commercial birds.


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Share earnings forecast down for Astral Foods

Company issues trading report, but an updated statement will be issued when situation is more certain

South African poultry company Astral Foods is forecasting a significant drop in share earnings for the current financial year. However, a recent report on the country’s poultry sector forecasts an improving situation for the coming year.


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First avian flu cases reported in Botswana

In neighboring South Africa, another poultry flock has tested positive for a mild form of the disease. In West Africa, new HPAI outbreaks are reported in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo.

In the Republic of Botswana in southern Africa, the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus has been detected for the first time. 


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Resurgence of avian flu in poultry in Taiwan, Ghana, South Africa

In Taiwan, Ghana and South Africa, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported among the nations’ respective poultry flocks. In China, five new human cases of avian influenza have been reported.
In Taiwan, Ghana and South Africa, new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been reported among the nations’ respective poultry flocks. In China, five new human cases of avian influenza have been reported.
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Poultry flocks in South Africa, West Africa hit by avian flu

Despite reporting success in controlling one strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in poultry, South Africa is struggling to contain the disease linked to a second variant. West African states Nigeria and Ghana have reported detecting the same virus in their respective poultry sectors.
Since the start of July, nine new outbreaks of HPAI in poultry linked to the H5N1 virus variant have occurred in South Africa.
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Rioting harms South African poultry operations

Poultry plants facing arson threats, while chicks cannot be placed on farms and feed ingredients can’t be delivered
Rioting in South Africa has had harsh effects on the country’s poultry industry, causing supply chain disruptions, theft and struggles to get feed to the birds in live production.
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How avian flu was brought under control in Egypt

In 2006, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) not only severely impacted the Egyptian poultry sector, but it also caused human deaths. Fourteen years on, the disease has been brought under control using a coordinated approach by local and international agencies.
Egypt’s highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in 2006 resulted in “significant economic losses,” according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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Avian flu detected in poultry in three Asian states, South Africa

Iran, Iraq, and Taiwan have each reported one new outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in their respective poultry populations.
In the past week, the animal health agencies of two Western Asian states have officially registered new outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in their respective poultry populations. 
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