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Join our virtual business delegation and meet leading Peruvian pig producers, 14-15 December 2021

The delegation programme offers a first-time, unique opportunity for companies along the pig value chain to tap into the growing business possibilities of the Peruvian market.

First (virtual) porcine business delegation to Peru
The Danish Agriculture & Food Council (DAFC) and the Royal Danish Embassy to Peru invite your company to join a Virtual Business Delegation focused on the Peruvian pig industry, to follow up upon an extensive regional project from the Trade Council of Denmark in Latin America (TC LATAM) positioning Danish pig production strongholds in Peru.

You get to:

  • Present your company at an industry wide seminar organised in collaboration with the Peruvian Association of Pig Producers (ASOPORCI), which covers the whole pig industry of Peru.
  • Listen to and participate in round table discussions with some of Peru’s largest pig and pork meat producing companies.
  • Establish contacts directly to the Executive level within the Peruvian pig industry.

WHO SHOULD JOIN?
Danish companies supplying solutions to the entire pig meat value-chain. 

This virtual business delegation is relevant for companies with solutions within primary pig production, breeding and genetics, agri-industry, feedstuff, stables, ventilation, food processing technology, design and construction of slaughterhouses, biosecurity, cooling/cold chain, storage, quality control, certification and ingredients. 

This virtual delegation builds on top of other relevant initiatives carried out recently: TC LATAM has been working closely with the Peruvian Association of Pig Producers (ASOPORCI) on promoting a number of virtual activities with active participation from many of their member companies and executives. In addition, the webinar series “Sustainable Pig Production” has been conducted and received well among stakeholders and potential buyers in Argentina, Colombia and Peru. 

With these and previous DAFC-TC LATAM business initiatives in the region, a strong basis for establishing ties with Peruvian producers/buyers is ready to make use of.

WHY JOIN?
If you are interested in positioning your company among the main pig meat producers in Peru, many of whom are also large poultry producers; this is a relevant virtual business delegation for you.

The Peruvian porcine industry is a sector in growth and local stakeholders are looking abroad to find solutions to increase efficiency and productivity, heighten biosecurity standards and improve food and feed quality. Almost all of the Peruvian pig producing companies are spin-offs from the Peruvian poultry industry and most of them operate as vertical integrators.

In 2019, Peruvian pig meat production reached a volume of 231,000 tons, a 5.0% increase compared to 2018's production. Similarly, when comparing 2011 and 2019, there was a 47.1% increase, which points to sustained growth thanks to the higher domestic demand for this product, where the national consumption of pork meat per capita reached 8.5 kg in 2019 (10% growth from 2018) and increasing to 9 kg in 2020 despite of obvious Covid-19 challenges.

Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in some parts of the country is still inhibiting Peru from exporting their national production, but the Peruvian Animal Health Authority (SENASA) - in a joint effort with the industry - is organising mandatory vaccinations across the country with the objective to progressively declare regions free of CSF and potentially allow specific regions to initiate exports. In particular, the Arequipa-region in the south shows strong potential on this matter as CSF has been practically eradicated there.

However, it is still national demand that drives the industry development and local producers aspire to increase the animal slaughter weight and find solutions to improve final product quality and uniformity.

Before Covid-19, the Peruvian government was in advanced talks with the Chinese government about market access for exports of pig  meat from specific CSF free regions, and Danish experiences, solutions and technology could be a real game-changer to boost the biosecurity standards, efficiency and sustainability of the Peruvian porcine industry, not only to secure market access to China, but also to other relevant markets.

EXPORTERS’ CATALOGUE
As organisers of this business delegation DAFC and TC LATAM will make use of an already compiled, solid LATAM Porcine Exporters’ Catalogue that has been shared with local stakeholders in the LATAM region during 2021.

As a part of this virtual business delegation, we will be updating the LATAM Porcine Exporters’ Catalogue with your company presentation and this will work as your selling platform prior to our event. We plan to share the catalogue with ASOPORCI and all the main pig meat producers in Peru. 

Participation in the joint LATAM Exporters’ Catalogue will also be an opportunity to prepare your presence in other activities on our Spanish speaking markets.

WHAT TO EXPECT?
14 December 2021 (09:00 – 11:30 AM Peru / 15:00 – 17:30 PM Denmark):

  • 1h 30min: Introductory seminar organized in collaboration with ASOPORCI and targeting their member companies, while also inviting industry participants in general. Each Danish company introduces itself with a 3 min pitch.
  • 15min: break
  • 45min: 1st Digital Round Table – Redondos S.A. (confirmed)
    • 10 min presentation from Redondos S.A.
    • 35 min Q&A-session between Redondos S.A. and all Danish companies

15 December 2021 (09:00 – 10:45 AM Peru / 15:00 – 16:45 PM Denmark): 

  • 45min: 2nd Digital Round Table – [Company 2 to be announced] 
    • 10 min presentation from [Company 2 to be announced]
    • 35 min Q&A-session between [Company 2 to be announced] and all Danish companies
  • 15min: break
  • 45min: 3rd Digital Round Table – [Company 3 to be announced] 
    • 10 min presentation from [Company 3 to be announced]
    • 35 min Q&A-session between [Company 3 to be announced] and all Danish companies

Introductory seminar and Round Tables will have simultaneous interpretation English-Spanish.

Redondos S.A. is the largest pig producer in Peru. The company started with poultry production in 1973 and included pig production in 1977, with poultry representing 70% and pigs 30% of the current business. In this moment, Redondos S.A. has approx. 18,000 sows and plans to grow with 2,500 sows a year, reaching at least 25,000 sows in 2025. The size of production units vary from 1,500 to 7,000 sows with approx. 55,000 finishers on largest sites. Other plans for the near future include the construction of a pig slaughterhouse and process plant. Instead of relying on municipal or private service slaughterhouses, Redondos seeks to internalise the slaughtering to improve uniformity and increase final product quality. Other areas of interest mentioned are control and lowering the use of antibiotics, increase innovation, automation and use of technology, handling of waste-water and slurry (currently operates with bio-digesters), and increase the level of sustainability throughout the entire production.

ASOPORCI is the Peruvian Association of Pig Producers and includes approx. 80% of the commercialized pig production in Peru. It has a strong relationship to the national producers, but also a good relationship to national animal health authorities.

WHAT IS THE PRICE
Participation in the two meeting days is DKK 3,100 (excluding VAT) per Danish company. This includes a subsidy by The Trade Council, as this event is subject to the support schemes of the council.

HOW AND WHEN TO REGISTER
Use this link to register, by filling in all fields required, by 8 November 2021 at the latest. At the same time (and no later than 15 November 2021) fill in your company profile using the exporters’ catalogue template and send it to bjarni@um.dk. If you already have a profile from previous delegation participation, it will be sent to you for an update.

In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Peter Michael Heller of the DAFC (pmhe@lf.dk, tel. no. +45 3339 4335) or Mr. Bjarne Nielsen of the Royal Danish Embassy to Peru (bjarni@um.dk, tel. no. +56 9 3414 0697).

           

 

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Peter Michael Heller