The removal of VAT from chicken portions is now more urgent than ever.
When government ministers assemble in Parliament, they will be met by a call to remove VAT from chicken and poultry feed.
Thousands small farmers are facing a crisis that threatens their livelihoods.
South Africa’s daily power outages are wreaking havoc across the country’s agricultural sector.
The sugar industry has warned that it could lose R723 million this year, affecting some 10 000 workers.
Poultry producers, who supply 66% of the country’s meat, are under threat. This risks national food security.
FairPlay has urged government to pay attention to the plight of small-scale poultry farmers.
The efficiency and competitiveness of South Africa’s poultry industry is increasing.
The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) is opposing the planned 19% increase in electricity tariffs.
If loadshedding continues at high levels, the price of chicken will rise.
Support for proposals to use vaccines to combat avian influenza (bird flu) is growing internationally.
South America is the latest continent to be threatened by the rapid worldwide spread of bird flu.
Statement: Chicken production is vital for South Africa’s food security, yet the industry is headed for a crisis.
South Africa needs to focus on the plight of its small-scale farmers, and find ways to support what is a critical component of the country’s food security and job creation.
Loadshedding is threatening the sustainability of South Africa’s poultry supply chain.
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Poor infrastructure results in poor levels of investment and a drop in competitiveness. South Africa has a lot of work to do here, says Donald MacKay.
From backyard broiler farmers struggling to grow, to larger producers dealing with failing infrastructure. While 2022 has been a challenging year, but there’s reason to be optimistic, says SAPA.
FairPlay has written to the government to try get poultry master plan back on track with five priority actions.
South Africa’s food price inflation will remain high for the rest of this year and should peak early in 2023, says BFAP.
The US is suffering its worst avian influenza outbreak ever, which has wiped out over 50 million birds.
Rising input costs and poor infrastructure put pressure on local poultry producers.
Food price inflation remains high for cash-strapped consumers. It’s time government addresses the crisis by making chicken VAT-free.
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