Plenty of reasons to be positive about Japan

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.
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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.