Fair Poultry Africa returns to Rwanda
Once again, a vital element in the schedule will be the Leadership Conference, bringing world-class speakers to share their expertise on global and regional topics. But the 2019 scheduling of this Leadership Conference represents a change from two years ago. Instead of coinciding with the days of the expo, the Leadership Conference this time has its own separate time-slot on 1st October.
According to Poultry Africa manager Diána Tóth, the version lined up for October 2019 looks likely to be bigger than before. It is on course to achieve a 30% growth in exhibitor numbers compared with 2017. A preliminary list of exhibitors prepared at the start of the year reads like a directory of major international suppliers of products and services for poultry enterprises. They include companies from Africa as well as from Asia, Europe and North America.
The relatively small size of the poultry business in Rwanda itself is therefore outweighed by the country’s position in a part of the world that has enormous potential for further increasing its production of chicken and eggs. On latest estimates, the countries of West and East Africa together produce almost 2 mill. t of poultry meat and 27 bn. eggs per year, with some forecasters expecting up to a 10% increase in output by 2025.