Imports to fuel cold chain investments in the Philippines

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Meat imports will help fuel cold chain investments in the Philippines over the next few years, said the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc (PCAFI). PCAFI President Danilo Fausto said imports will remain high because of “lower prices, improved cold chain, and consumer preference for frozen meat.” He added that pork imports will continue to increase to meet domestic demand, which local production cannot fully supply. “This will be facilitated by the relaxing of the current government position on imports to control retail prices,” Mr Fausto remarked.

Editor, Asian Pork Magazine, Manila, Philippines. Isa is the in-house expert on African swine fever, as her deep knowledge on the subject is imbued in articles such as, ‘Strategic testing and extraction help farms survive ASF’.