Europe and US dumping kippenbillen in Africa

The western preference for lean and white kippenborstvlees leads to masses kippenbillen and legs remain. This fattier and less healthy meat that is dumped in developing countries, especially in Africa.

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There is the overdose of meat is also a threat for the poultry industry. “The European and American preference for white meat does the African poultry industry pain”, says Luc Narrow of the gevogeltebedrijf Rossgro in South Africa. The nursery employs millions of chickens in 40 air-conditioned hangars stay.

Narrow is uncertain about the future of the kippenindustrie, not only in South Africa but on the African continent as a whole.

He reminds us of the millions of tons of chicken meat in Europe and the US ever exported to the former Soviet Union. But in 2014, said Russian president Vladimir Putin declared a ban on the import of American chicken meat, so to speak, because it is an “unsafe” dose of chlorine would contain.

Even though the ban, according to some, rather about politics than about public health, how has the import ban, according to a Narrow lead “America and Europe looking had to go to another market for brown chicken meat.”

White versus brown chicken

“The first world eat mostly white meat, brown meat will be dumped in the third world, especially in Africa,” says Narrow.

With white chicken meat in the meat industry, chicken breast and chicken wings intended. The kippenbillen and legs are ‘brown’ or ‘dark’ meat. White chicken meat is less fat and contains more protein. The brown meat is way less healthy.

“An additional economic problem for Africa is the competitiveness,” says Narrow. In Africa the average cost for a chicken to grow higher than in the developed world. That is because most African farmers are entirely dependent on a loan from the bank while their American and European colleagues are subsidised by their governments.

“This trend will kippenindustrie in Africa in the long term destroy”, says Narrow that the official position of the South African meat industry cites. “A third of the vleesverwerkers is their job all will be lost because the companies they work for from the market competition.”

African competitiveness

Also the latest report of the African development bank about the African competitiveness seems to be this assertion to support.

The report was in may, presented in Durban on the 27th World Economic Forum on Africa, and warns that without urgent measures to enhance the competitiveness crisis, the African economy, insufficient jobs will be able to create for the new generation of young people to the labour enters.

If the current policy remains unchanged, according to the report, less than a quarter of the 450 million new jobs needed in the next 20 years will be created.

After a period of economic growth in Africa takes in most of the regions again. If nothing changes on the that enabled competitiveness, the profit will be from the last ten years again to decrease, and that in spite of the fact that the new generation of young people have a lot of economic potential, says the report.

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