Asia needs to transform on ‘producing more with less’


Asia continues to drive the growing appetite for meat, according to Jean-Yves Chow, Senior Vice President, Food & Agri Sector Coverage at Mizuho Bank. This is supported by strong underlying global growth contribution where emerging Asia contributes more on the growth. However, Mr Chow said in terms of ‘producing more with less’, Asia is the major factor in the meat-feed-grain equation.

Asia needs to transform. The first option is to change from backyard farms to mega farms to optimise production efficiency. Smarter trade options may also work. For instance, China is importing more pork which means less reliance on corn, soy and water as every 1kg of pork imported equates to at least 3kg less of feed production.


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