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Iran, Hungary coop. to develop supply chain, export chicken

TEHRAN, Sep. 27 (MNA) – Iran and Hungary voiced readiness for joint cooperation and investment on developing supply chain of chicken meat.

Deputy Agriculture Ministry for livestock productions Hassan Rokni said “with 2 million and 200 thousand ton annual production of chicken meat, Iran is among the top seven producers of the food in the world. Considering the region’s market and the neighboring countries’ demand, we intend to increase the production of chicken meat.” He made these remarks during his meeting with the head of Veterinary organization of Hungary.

Hassan Rokni stated that through joint cooperation and investments Iran and Hungary’s private sectors can produce chicken meat to export to the region’s market.

“85 percent of chicken producers in the world utilize supply chain as their system of organization while this figure in Iran is only 15 percent which needs improvement” he added.

Rokni also discussed exchanging knowledge and experience on turkey production as part of their bilateral cooperation and noted they intend to import turkeys from Hungary, provided they have controlled avian influenza.  

Pointing to the low price of chicken production in Hungary, he further said this is an advantage compared to other European countries and helps to establish multinational companies.

The head of veterinary organization of Hungary, for his part, said avian influenza has been controlled in Hungary on August 24 and added “we are ready to sign new contracts on poultry trade with Iran.” He also stated there is no problems regarding the exchange of different races of turkey.

The Hungarian official further said at the moment, a company in their country is prepared to begin cooperation with Iran in the area of livestock.

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