Japan is well known globally as an important pork-importing country, but the country itself also has a strong and sustainable pig industry. Opportunities for future pig production will be explored during the first edition of the upcoming SwineTalks Web Conference, 7–8 October.
Japan is a tiny island, as can be seen on any world map, and as a consequence it has limited land availability. A total of 127 million people live on 380,000 km2. Still, Japan currently has 9.5 million pigs and 850,000 sows.
The South African Pork Producers’ Organisation (SAPPO) coordinates industry interventions and collaboratively manages risks in the value chain to enable the sustainability and profitability of pork producers in South Africa.