New poul­try expo for Rwanda

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New poul­try expo for Rwanda

On­line reg­is­tra­tion has opened for Poul­try Africa 2017 Expo and Lead­er­ship Con­fer­ence, tak­ing place in Rwanda on 4/5 Oc­to­ber 2017 at the re­cently opened mod­ern con­ven­tion cen­tre com­plex in the cap­i­tal city, Ki­gali.

“In de­vel­op­ing Poul­try Africa 2017 we have been de­lighted to work in close co­op­er­a­tion with the Rwan­dan gov­ern­ment’s min­istry of agri­cul­ture, its De­vel­op­ment Board and also the na­tional de­vel­op­ment bank Banque Rwandaise de Développe­ment or BRD,” says Elena Geremia, mar­ket­ing man­ager at VIV world­wide. “Rwanda is a great lo­ca­tion at the cen­tre of our pri­mary fo­cus re­gion that runs from West to East Africa. Plus, it has the ad­van­tage of be­ing a safe and po­lit­i­cally sta­ble place to visit, while Ki­gali can be reached eas­ily by air from all coun­tries of sub-sa­ha­ran Africa as well as from other parts of the world.”

This marks the first time that VIV world­wide has pre­sented an African com­bi­na­tion of ex­hi­bi­tion and tech­ni­cal ex­pert ses­sions with an ex­clu­sively poul­try per­spec­tive.

“A big in­crease in poul­try out­put is pre­dicted for East and West Africa to meet the ex­tra de­mand that will come due to eco­nomic growth, ris­ing pop­u­la­tion size and greater ur­ban­i­sa­tion,” says Geremia. “Some fore­casts say that the pop­u­la­tion of sub­sa­ha­ran Africa will dou­ble by 2050, with the num­ber of ur­ban res­i­dents ris­ing from 280 mil­lion to over one bil­lion. Rwanda’s Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and An­i­mal Re­sources has recog­nised this po­ten­tial by ini­ti­at­ing a study into ways to strengthen and mod­ernise the na­tional poul­try in­dus­try within the re­gional mar­ket rep­re­sented by Kenya, Uganda, Tan­za­nia, Rwanda and Bu­rundi.”

Set to at­tract around 1000 vis­i­tors, Poul­try Africa 2017 com­bines a trade fair fea­tur­ing ma­jor in­ter­na­tional sup­pli­ers to the poul­try in­dus­try with a tech­ni­cal pro­gramme that will bring in some top global ex­perts on mod­ern pro­duc­tion meth­ods and mar­kets for poul­try meat and eggs.¡

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