keyboard_arrow_upRaising awareness of food security on World Food Day (16 October)
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16 October 2012 marks the annual World Food Day, which raises awareness and understanding of approaches to ending hunger. The role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger is this year’s theme, announced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 

keyboard_arrow_upSA government urged to protect poultry industry from collapse
keyboard_arrow_downSA government urged to protect poultry industry from collapse

The SA poultry industry is in dire need of support from government in order to avoid collapsing as the threat of cheaper imported products adds more pressure to keep costs down. Further exacerbating matters is the prediction by economists that the rand will strengthen, making imports into the country even more affordable. According to Gareth Lloyd-Jones, MD of Ecowize, a hygiene and sanitation company servicing the food and health sector, incidences of chicken dumping in SA are likely to increase over the next few months as suppliers in struggling EU economies look for ways to dispose of surplus product. This will place severe pressure on the already struggling local industry.