Chicken rises to the top of the food chain

Global chicken consumption has doubled since 1999 and in less than a decade humans will consume more chicken than any other protein.

Averting a food crisis in Africa

The African Development Bank is boosting its focus on smallholder farmers with a $1.5 billion facility.

Help for smallholder farmers

The Motsepe Foundation and RCL Foods make a big investment into small farmers.

Offal imports need to be watched

SARS should take note as offal imports rise dramatically

Cannabis could help farmers cut antibiotic use

A study in Thailand suggests that medicinal cannabis mixed into chicken feed can help farmers cut down on antibiotic use.

Look again at those unemployment statistics

BFAP urges caution about the accuracy of South Africa’s record high jobless numbers, particularly in the agricultural sector.

Poultry industry getting export ready

While importers gripe about the lack of exports, South African poultry producers are quietly getting on with the job.

Youthful job creation

Near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, a successful poultry project founded by four young people in 2018 has just won an award from the provincial government.

Closing the loopholes

The South African poultry industry believes that action against illegal chicken imports is yielding results.

Safety stamp for chicken products

South African consumers will soon see a safety stamp on chicken products, affirming that the producer or facility where it was packed has been inspected by the Food Safety Agency.

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