FBA Issue 14: May / June 2007
May 10-12: Animalia Istanbul 2007
Comprehensive with focus
IN RECENT years, investments to modernise Turkey's cattle breeding industry have given it a much-needed boost, following problematic production issues during the sector's early stages of development.
As a candidate next up for European Union membership, Turkey seeks to comply with the EU's common agricultural policy and stay competitive with information sharing and technology. By uniting the domestic milk and cattle breeding sectors under one fair, Animalia Istanbul 2007 helps promote communication by providing a platform for industry networking.
Unlike general agricultural fairs, exhibits of cattle breeding and milk are held separately from the general agricultural sector.
Organised by HKF Trade Fairs and supported by the Turkish Agricultural Ministry, Animalia Istanbul 2007 will be hosted at the Istanbul Expo Centre.
June 28-30: VIV Turkey
FOLLOWING the success of VIV Turkey in 2005 which attracted some 300 exhibitors and 9,000 visitors, VIV Turkey 2007 is set to return to Istanbul in response to demands by the white meat sector.
Feed hygiene and feed safety are now compulsory in rules on meat production. This gives professional manufacturers the opportunity to increase their market share and compete at global standards by providing Turkish and international consumers the quality products they deserve.
Continued development of Turkey's poultry sector up to 2005 saw production levels reaching 20,000 tonnes a week, creating an excellent opportunity for mass exports to the EU.
However, bird flu plunged the sector into a crisis in 2006, cutting its market size by a significant 50 percent. This has brought agreement among affected companies that safety from feed to the final product is of great importance.
In response to this heightened awareness, VIV Turkey 2007 stays true to the 'feed-to-meat' safety theme of international VIV fairs, by bringing producers, consumers and all other stakeholders of the sector together and exhibiting all levels of meat production step-by-step.
Apart from seminars and panels covering pertinent issues, the show also provides national and international professional poultry firms a platform for improving business networking with farmers, exporters, distributors, subsidiaries and other corporate clients located around the Middle East region.
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