Morocco, Rwanda Agree to Step up Cooperation in Poultry

Morocco and Rwanda have agreed to bolster their cooperation in poultry industry which plays a key role in ensuring food security in the African continent.

The agreement was inked, on Wednesday in Kigali, by Mohamed Youssef Alaoui, Head of Moroccan Poultry Federation and Andrew Butare, President of Rwandan Poultry Industry Association. The signatories pledge to exchange experiences in poultry farming which offers huge joint business opportunities in poultry meat and products.

The agreement was sealed on the sidelines of the 2nd Poultry Africa 2019 held in Kigali (Oct.2-3) with the participation of several African professionals including twenty Moroccan exhibitors representing all poultry chain (chicken/egg production, transport, processing, packaging and storage, and retailing).

Morocco’s poultry sector employs over 150,000 persons and supports more than 350 000 indirect jobs. In 2018, it produced 670,000 tons of poultry meat and 5.8 billion eggs.

Chicken and eggs are a rich source of animal protein for millions of Africans. The young African generation, which makes up more than 70 percent of the continent’s population, is the major consumer of poultry products.
Africa’s poultry market is experiencing a boom as a result of its rapid population and economic growth.

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