The feed costs for poultry production highly determine the competitive power of the national poultry chains in East Africa.
This has been concluded in a study conducted by Wageningen Livestock Research in collaboration with the Netherlands Africa Business Council (NABC).
The study shows how poultry chains in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania increasingly depend on developments in their neighbouring countries. The study is a first phase towards achieving a comparison of the competitive power of poultry production amongst African countries. The final goal is to come to a “competitiveness index for poultry production in Africa.” This index will enable governments and donors to better underpin their choices for supporting poultry developments. It may also support private business in determining their acquisition strategy.
The results of the project ‘Poultry Development in Africa, a regional perspective’ have been presented in the Africa Event of the Dutch Poultry Centre.
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