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African chicken production
future bright but challenging
Growing economies, changing demographics and rising demand
offer an improving environment for African chicken and egg
production.
MARK CLEMENTS

African demand for poultry meat and eggs is expected to see significant growth in the coming years as
incomes rise and urbanization continues. The rewards
for the industry could be significant, but challenges
also will need to be resolved.
Speaking at Poultry Africa, held in early October
in Kigali, Rwanda, Nan-Dirk Mulder, Rabobank senior
analyst animal protein, noted that Africa's economic
growth had been above the global average over the past
couple of years, but that it would not simply be growing economies driving demand; population growth
and urbanization would also push demand for animal
protein higher.
Within sub-Saharan Africa, for example, the population is expected to double by 2050. Concurrently,
there will be a drift to the cities. Currently, 40 percent
of the population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this
will have risen to 60 percent.

Middle East, African
poultry industry growth
continues
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As demographics change, there will be a further
shift across the continent to consuming eggs and meat,
with demand for the latter due to increase by 5-6 percent per year.
This growth will build on what, by global standards, are low levels of protein consumption. Daily
protein intake in Africa stands at 69.1 grams per day,
significantly below the global average of 81.2 grams.
Only 23 percent of protein intake in Africa comes
from animal sources.
It is also worth remembering that Africa is resource
rich, and is home to many small, but fast-growing
economies in the sub-Saharan region, yet a number
of significant issues remain to be resolved across the
chicken meat and egg sectors.

Egg production
Speaking at the Marketing Outlook, organized
by WATT Global Media as part of Poultry Africa's
Leadership Conference, Vincent Guyonnet, managing
director of FFI Consulting, noted that, while Africa is
home to 13 percent of the global population, it only accounts for approximately 4 percent of the world's egg
production.
Unsurprisingly, egg consumption is also low. In
2013, of the 50 countries around the world where less
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - December 2017

Poultry International - December 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
African chicken production future bright but challenging
100TH YEAR SERIES: Will no-antibiotics-ever poultry improve human health?
How the world’s top chicken producers are investing
5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
3 tools to control reactivated Salmonella in poultry feed
How broiler super pre-starter diets impact bird growth
Improve broiler carcass quality by minimizing fl apping
Products
Marketplace
Ad Index
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Cover2
Poultry International - December 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - December 2017 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - December 2017 - 3
Poultry International - December 2017 - News
Poultry International - December 2017 - 5
Poultry International - December 2017 - African chicken production future bright but challenging
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 8
Poultry International - December 2017 - 9
Poultry International - December 2017 - 10
Poultry International - December 2017 - 11
Poultry International - December 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Will no-antibiotics-ever poultry improve human health?
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 14
Poultry International - December 2017 - 15
Poultry International - December 2017 - How the world’s top chicken producers are investing
Poultry International - December 2017 - 17
Poultry International - December 2017 - 5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
Poultry International - December 2017 - 19
Poultry International - December 2017 - CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 22
Poultry International - December 2017 - 23
Poultry International - December 2017 - 3 tools to control reactivated Salmonella in poultry feed
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 26
Poultry International - December 2017 - 27
Poultry International - December 2017 - How broiler super pre-starter diets impact bird growth
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Improve broiler carcass quality by minimizing fl apping
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Products
Poultry International - December 2017 - Marketplace
Poultry International - December 2017 - Ad Index
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