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Obama punishes South Africa over chicken row

US president Barack Obama has suspended agricultural benefits to South Africa under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after its repeated refusal to resume imports of US chicken....

Dubai trade show oils the wheels of regional investment

Increased investment in the food industry in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia (MEASA) looks set to intensify interest in trade show Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai next week.

South African poultry laws amended

Poultry processors in South Africa are facing major changes after the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, approved long-anticipated amendments to the Poultry Meat Regulations. 

US looks to Africa for export opportunity

The US aims to grow its food exports to sub-Saharan Africa and is sending its deputy secretary of agriculture, Krysta Harden, to Accra, Ghana, in November to spread the word.

US threatens South Africa with trade suspension

The US is threatening to suspend South Africa from a trade scheme after repeated delays in allowing US meat exports to South Africa to resume.

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Go-ahead for South African merger

The competition commission in South Africa has given the green light to a proposed merger between Rhodes Food Group and Deemster.

Nyanga slaughter site in the works

The sight of meat traders slaughtering animals in the street may soon come to an end in the Cape Town district of Nyanga, South Africa, after city officials and the...

US poultry firms wait for South Africa to admit AGOA-deal exports

The extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) may have occurred over a month ago, but US poultry and pork exporters say they have yet to receive a...

US meat firms hope for South African trade boost

US poultry and pork exporters are hoping trade with South Africa could increase thanks to the now-approved extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

FAO report highlights growing threats to livestock industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security....

Meat body welcomes US-South Africa talks

The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has welcomed the news that trade officials from the US and South Africa are in talks to try to resolve the embargo on US...

USA extends meat import privileges for African exporters

With a compromise over the US-South Africa poultry trade having paved the way, the US House of Representatives’ overwhelming approval of a Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which includes...

Namibia stands firm over poultry import restrictions

The Namibian government is continuing to fight a legal challenge against its decision to restrict South African chicken imports.

Impact of avian flu set to continue throughout 2015

The global trade and price of poultry is likely remain under pressure for the remainder of this year, due to the fallout from avian influenza outbreaks across the world.

South Africa ready to make concessions on US poultry imports

South Africa’s poultry industry is ready to allow a "concession volume" of US poultry imports into the country, but the move is purely to ensure the country is not excluded...

Convenience meal packaging firm reveals international growth strategy

Denmark-based packaging firm Faerch Plast has announced international expansion plans.

US accuses South African Poultry Association of press offence

The executive director of the South African Poultry Association Kevin Lovell has implied that access to the chicken market for US poultry producers would destroy the local industry, resulting in...

Global antimicrobial use forecast to rise more than 60%

Antimicrobial consumption in food animals is predicted to increase by as much as 67% by 2030 to more than 105,000 tons, according to a new research paper .

South Africa opens doors to Brazilian meat

The Brazilian government has received confirmation from the South African health authorities that it is to reopen the market for exports of boneless beef.

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South African producers to benefit from producing higher-welfare meat

Small South African farming operations engaged in crate-free pork production are to receive support from major retailer Pick ’n Pay and the Humane Society International (HSI).

South Africa hopes to regain export access for game and beef

South Africa is working to resume exports of game to the EU and beef exports to the Middle East, following a four-year ban.

Russia to import meat from Africa

Rosselkhoznadzor may allow meat to be exported to Russia from South Africa and Namibia, according to head of the veterinary watchdog Sergey Dankvert.

Bullish outlook for global poultry industry

Pricing across the global poultry market is expected to remain bullish, despite the recent Russian ban, according to a new report by Rabobank.

New alliance formed for tropical livestock farming

Scotland and Africa have come together to work on the challenges faced by farmers of livestock in tropical developing countries.

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Feed price fall promises boost for South African poultry firm

South African poultry company Astral Foods expects a boost, due to lower maize and soya prices, according to Investec research.

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