Vice President of the Poultry Producers Union: The state has been wronged in the sector's crisis…and there has been a significant improvement recently

Fathi Al-Sayeh wrote

We demand the activation of the law 70 of the year 2009 to prevent Neighborhood trading..and the market consumes 250 thousand tons per month

25% Percentage of foreign investments in the market..and we participate with agriculture in solving problems

% The size of the increase in inputs Production.. and prices of raw materials are subject to supply and demand

Anwar Al-Abd, Vice President of the Federation of Poultry Producers, said that the recent crisis in the sector was not the responsibility of the state and it is unfair to accuse the government of negligence, but it is a global crisis that affected Egypt Like other countries, Egypt had self-sufficiency in poultry, and the last setback in the sector was 2006, due to bird flu, and the sector was affected at that time by (%), until the vaccines arrived and the sector once again became self-sufficient in poultry. , the sector returned once again to work and export abroad, until the “Covid” crisis, which affected maritime shipping and raw materials prices, and was followed by the Ukrainian war, which affected the grain and shipping market, which caused and caused prices to double at least 3 times, through Its impact on the cost and turnover of capital for the breeder, and a large part could not complete the work inside the sector and left it, which are external conditions that the Egyptian state or government or even the responsible ministries have no income with.

Al-Abd noted that There is a significant recovery in the sector in the past few years, for several reasons, including improved management of the dollar by banks better than the previous period, in addition to the fact that the state encourages exports and recycles the dollar proceeds of the exporter, giving him the right to import the raw materials he needs, which prompted producers to increase Exports to provide dollar liquidity to complete the wheel of capital, production and investment in the sector, and opened a large field for export on the other hand. %, as the sector used to import 250 thousand tons of pearls every month, and there was a decrease in the volume of imports and reached 250 One thousand tons in a period, and it started to increase due to all the factors that we mentioned previously, denying that there is anyone responsible for the prices of raw materials because they are subject to supply and demand and are linked to international prices, stressing that it is unfair to accuse traders of being behind the fodder crisis because they are the first to They were affected by the unavailability of the fodder crisis or even the increase in its prices, and the media must be careful in directing accusations to the producers or traders that they are responsible for that, with evidence that before the crisis the prices were acceptable and the profit margin for importers did not exceed 5%, but rather less, and some of them suffered losses Because of the abundance of supply, supply and demand is the main control in determining the selling prices.

Al-Abd added that the recent crisis exposed many producers to stop their work because of the prices of feed, raw materials, etc., but there is an advantage in the sector that once the sector improves, all Whoever exits the market returns to him again, provided conditions improve and raw materials are available, so he reopens his farm and returns to work, stressing that Egypt’s import of poultry in a certain period due to lack of supply for reasons in the sector, is a natural matter because the state must take such measures to avoid social problems for certain groups. of citizens and consumers and the provision of sufficient supply to the markets, stressing that the import of poultry will only continue in small quantities that cover the deficit in the market. My opinion on everything related to the sector, even the import of poultry. We participate with the government in all decisions that are in the interest of the sector and its workers. We solve the problems of breeders and solve their problems. We put quick solutions to the value-added tax crisis on some raw materials. We sat with the officials and convinced the officials that they are raw materials for feed and not subject to There is a real response from the government, and we are the state’s partners in solving all the problems of the sector, and we are receiving a response within the limits of capabilities and availability. The local production of corn, the cultivation of oilseeds, and contract farming has already been worked on, which is setting a minimum price for the farmer. Upon receipt, payment is made at the actual market price, which encouraged farmers to work. Contracts have already been made, and contracts are currently being signed with the Ministry of Agriculture regarding contract farming, specifically For oilseeds and yellow corn, which varies according to each company, and it is in the interest of all producers to buy from the local market to save dollars, adding, “With regard to epidemic diseases in the winter season, there are companies that provide immunizations that repel disease in a large way, but in the first place for protection is the cleanliness of the ward The bio security, the balance of feed provided, proper ventilation, and poultry farming turned into professionalism, and the idea of ​​amateurs changed. for the year 2009, which is related to preventing live trading, and obliging producers to slaughter in slaughterhouses, because it will prevent and reduce the incidence of diseases in a very large way, and it works to organize the industry and strengthen the state’s control over poultry and slaughterhouses, and provides funds of Frozen poultry we can benefit from in times of crisis, and currently we do not have sufficient stocks of frozen poultry, and the law must be applied in the interest of industry and public health.

Al-Abd said that the poultry industry in Egypt consumes 500 A thousand tons per month is approximately 6 million per year, and if there is stability in the market from the proportionality of prices for breeding and the eradication of diseases, and it is sufficient to double productivity because the base is present and the farms are present, stressing “what happened in the sector is outside the will of any country, not Egypt Only, for example, a ton of Durra, we used to import it two years ago for 70 dollars to 130 dollars, today it has become 320 dollars, so imagine an increase in prices from 70 to 250 dollars due to the volume of imports From 700 a million dollars a month from two years ago to 1.5 billion dollars a month at the present time, which is a factor of pressure on the hard currency, not only in the poultry sector only, but in all sectors, and it is the reason for an abnormal increase in prices Imported raw materials, pointing out that as soon as the war and the related crises end, we will witness a significant decline in prices, and about the volume of foreign investments in the sector, Anwar Al-Abd, Vice President of the Poultry Producers Union, said that foreign investments in the sector are large, and they have many years in Egypt, and they acquire 25% of the sector, and at the top of these investments is “National Poultry – Saudi Arabia invests nearly 4 billion pounds in the sector,” Cairo Poultry, and Ismailia Misr Poultry.