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Thursday 17th October 2013.
Jackie Linden - ThePoultrySite Senior Editor

Jackie Linden
Senior Editor

Understanding Food Production to Address Malnutrition

Understanding more about food production can address the current challenges that see 2 billion people in the world go malnourished and 1.4 billion classed as overweight, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

The FAO ahead of World Food Day announced that the diversity of food and food production methods is the answer to the undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies affecting the world’s populations,

The report shows that the cost of malnutrition, through lost productivity and healthcare, could be as high as five per cent of global income.

Other revealing figures are laid out in the group's World Food Day paper which communicates a simple ethos: Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems.

The report explains the importance of eating a ‘variety of foods’ and that this involves a balance of quality and quantity to provide a full range of nutrients.

Agriculture’s role in providing such a balance is emphasised as part of a three way combination also consisting of health care and sanitation.

Without the right people, processes and environment in place, food systems are not ‘healthy’ and, in the absence of a properly functioning food system, the paper said that medical technologies are often forced to intervene.

The report says that medical action, such as vitamin supplements, ‘cannot substitute in the long term for the broader nutritional benefits offered by healthy, balanced diets from a well-functioning food system.’

The EU Special Committee on Agriculture (SCA) has approved the final compromise texts of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reform package.

The package was initially agreed by the Council and the European Parliament representatives on 24 September.

The main elements of the political agreement on the CAP reform are:

the proposal for a regulation establishing rules for direct payments to farmersthe proposal for a regulation establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural productsthe proposal for a regulation on support for rural developmentthe proposal for a regulation on the financing, management and monitoring of the CAP (horizontal regulation).

The current global situation regarding avian influenza has seen the report of a 35 year old man in Zhejiang province in China found to be infected with H7N9 bird flu.

In Australia, the veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) at a poultry farm in New South Wales, affecting free-range and cage layer hens aged between 22 and 79 weeks.

The Vietnamese veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Hoa Binh, affecting ducks and chickens.

The Philippines has issued a temporary ban on imports of poultry meat products, domestic and wild birds including day old chicks, eggs and semen from Chinese Taipei, because of the presence of low pathogen avian influenza.

And Hong Kong has banned the imports of poultry and poultry products from Italy's Lombardy Region due to threat of avian flu.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS 2013: Faster Chicken Uptake Outside the EU
Between 2000 and 2009, average per-capita poultry meat consumption rose faster in Europe than in any other region but most of the increases took place in countries outside the European Union, observes industry watcher, Terry Evans.

Factors Affecting Forage Consumption
Palatability and the birds' foraging behaviour are the main factors affecting the consumption of poultry kept outside, according to 'Pastured Poultry Nutrition and Forages' from the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, ATTRA.

Infectious Bursal Disease Discussed at Major Veterinary Conference
A total of 10 papers were presented at the session on Infectious Bursal Disease in the Poultry Medicine element of the 150th American Veterinary Medical Association in Chicago in July 2013.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Pig and Chicken Supply Chains
This new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presents the results from an assessment carried out to improve the understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along livestock supply chains for pigs, poultry meat and eggs.

GB Emerging Threats Report – Avian Diseases – April-June (Q2) 2013
Among the highlights of the latest report are the identification and description of reovirus-associated tenosynovitis in broilers, an unusual case of granulomatous myositis in free-range layer hens and vitamin A deficiency in a hobby flock.

Company News

Food Safety Principles Design Workshop at Atlanta Show
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Novus International Celebrates World Egg Day
GLOBAL - Friday 11 October is World Egg Day and Novus will once again join in this annual celebration of eggs, sponsoring events all around the world that are designed to promote the health and nutritional benefits of eggs.
Market Reports

China Wholesale Prices - 16 October 2013
GB Animal Feed Statistical Notice - August 2013
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Global Poultry Industry News


BIRD FLU: HPAI Outbreak in Australia; H7N9 Case Detected in China; Hong Kong Bans Italian Poultry
Nutreco Revenue Up in Q3 of 2013
World Food Day Shows Importance of Food Diversity
Russia and Ukraine Form Agricultural Trade Partnership
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EU Health Development Programme Provides Ideas


Argentina Reports Corn, Wheat Shortages


Livestock, Poultry Production Rise in Uganda

   United Kingdom

Towards the Chicken of the Future
Islay Branch Meet EU Officials on Goose Threat
New BBSRC Grant Awarded for Study on Chickens
Carbon Emissions Reduced by Moy Park
BPC, NFU Set Record Straight on Article on Growth Promoters
Agri-Tech Catalyst Launched to Develop Innovative Solutions
Changes to Official Vet Training, Appointment and Assurance

   United States

Progress on Farm Bill Negotiations a Commendable Step, Says Farm Bureau
NFU Letter to Congress Outlines Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee
Poultry Plants Stay Open as Salmonella Cases Rise
Farm Bureau Insists Water Rights Remain With States
Farm Bill Conference Committee Members Announced
Ag Department Provides Answers Following Salmonella Outbreak
Pet Food Conference Planned for Atlanta Trade Show


Baiada Chicken Factory Workers Claim to be 'Underpaid'
OIE Reports HPAI Outbreak in Australian Poultry Farm
Australian Egg Prices Set to Soar Following Bird Flu Outbreak
Greens MP to Reintroduce Free-range Egg Bill
Poultry CRC Asks Industry Members to Identify Future Capacity Gaps


India's Demand for Poultry Feed Likely to Rise in Near Term
Indian Poultry Feed Prices to Hold Firm in Near Term

   United Arab Emirates

UAE Free from Salmonella-Contaminated Chicken


New Human H7N9 Case Detected in Zhejiang
KFC Needs New Faces, Not New Ad Campaign, Says Expert

   European Union

Committee Approves Common Agriculture Policy Reform Package
Commission Suggests Exclusion of 'Country of Origin' in COOL
EU Commissioner to Visit Moldova


Nigerian Customs Destroys N37.7 Million Poultry Products
Nigerians Warned Against Consumption of Imported Poultry Products


Ukrainian Reports Increased Meat Production in 2013
Ukraine Ag Exports to Bangladesh Skyrocket

   Viet Nam

Viet Nam Reports HPAI Outbreak in Hoa Binh


Philippines Government Temporarily Bans Poultry from Taipei


Consumers Advised to Consider Food Safety During Thanksgiving


Large Companies Now Account for 70 Per Cent of Thai Chicken Output

   Trinidad and Tobago

T&T Poultry Sellers Worried About Shortage

   Sri Lanka

Ministry Invests Rs4.5M on Sri Lankan Poultry Farming Project


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   Russian Federation

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