Knowledge for Development

Executive Summary of the APEC ‘Value Chain for Poultry’

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Date: 15/10/2012

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Pacific Basin Economic Council, Hong Kong, 1999.

The objective of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Food System is to ensure the long term availability of food, at affordable prices, to all consumers.  . The poultry industry is an important food sector that has become increasingly sophisticated as the level of economic development has increased. The purpose of this study was to suggest ways to improve the efficiencies of the poultry value chain and to build sustainable competitive poultry industry. The recommendations contained in this report are based on best-management practices and are identified from reviews of the poultry industry from industry participants in several economies. This study examines six of the poultry value chain’s constituent links: logistics, finance, tariff and non-tariff barriers, production and processing, food safety, feed grain distribution and poultry transportation and distribution.  Recommendations are given for best management practices in logistical, financial, production and processing, food safety aspects. For example, non, semi and fully integrated markets are analysed in the financial sense.