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Nigeria, Denmark Join International Poultry Council

19 February 2014

GLOBAL - In the last two months, Nigeria has become the the 24th full member of the International Poultry Council (IPC), and the Danish Agriculture & Food Council has become an associate member of the organisation.

Poultry Association of Nigeria Joins IPC

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has joined the IPC, making Nigeria the organisation's 24th country member.

“We are pleased to welcome the Poultry Association of Nigeria into the IPC as the newest country member,” said IPC President Jim Sumner. “This demonstrates that our organisation is growing in importance and influence in all of the world’s poultry-producing areas.”

PAN is an association embracing all persons and organizations involved in poultry production in Nigeria, including input suppliers, commercial feed millers, and service providers, as well as individuals who have an interest in poultry production.

The association offices are in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

Director General Onallo Akpa will represent PAN as the IPC country director.

Danish Agriculture & Food Council Joins as Associate Member of IPC

The Danish Agriculture & Food Council, the organization that represents the farming and food industries of Denmark , has become an associate member of the IPC.

With headquarters in Copenhagen, the council was formed in a merger of Danish Agriculture, the Danish Bacon and Meat Council, the Danish Agricultural Council, the Danish Dairy Board and Danish Pig Production. Employing 150,000 Danes, agriculture and food is the country’s largest industry, and generates about €15 billion in economic activity annually.

The council’s Poultry Section will be represented at the IPC by Jørgen Nyberg Larsen, CEO of the Danish Chicken Association and the Danish Egg Association, as well as editor of the Danish poultry magazine.

“Denmark has always maintained a strong presence in the IPC, and we are happy that the Danish Agriculture & Food Council will continue its association with the organization,” said IPC President Jim Sumner , who noted that the IPC has 30 associate members from around the world.

Poultry industry representatives in 24 countries are members of the IPC, which was formed in 2005 as a cooperative forum for the world’s poultry-producing countries. The IPC represents about 85 per cent of the world’s poultry production, and nearly 96 per cent of global trade in poultry meat.

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