Economic impact of Covid-19 on the meat industry

By Claudi Nortjé, Bizcommunity

The Covid-19 crisis is wreaking havoc on the economy as well as various sectors in the agricultural industry. The meat industry has been forced to come up with creative solutions throughout different value chains to combat the effects of this global pandemic.

As part of a virtual discussion series, Senwes recently gave role-players in the meat industry the opportunity to discuss ways of accessing local and global markets, as well as the impact Covid-19 has had om the overall growth and profitability of the meat industry. Dr John Purchase, CEO of the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz), anchored this series and opened the session by acknowledging that the South African agricultural industry would have to adapt to these unusual circumstances if it is to maintain its global competitive edge.
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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.