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Competitiveness of South African Broiler Production

The industry is central to food security, as it provides the most affordable source of animal protein to South African consumers. Since 2010, however, more than half of the growth in chicken consumption has been supplied through imported products. From 2010 to 2015, imports increased by more than 90% from 240 000 to 457 000 tons, raising
concerns related to the industry’s ability to compete in the global context – and consequently its longterm sustainability. In collaboration with the Landbouw Economisch Instituut (LEI), a research institute at Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in the Netherlands, the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) conducted
a benchmarking analysis of both technical and economic efficiency. South African producers achieve high levels of technical efficiency, reflected in production efficiency factors that are comparable to top broiler-producing countries such as Brazil and the United States (US) (Davids, 2013; Lovell, 2012; Louw, Schoeman & Geyser, 2011). Download the full article Here