Consumption: A Switch from Beef to Chicken
In Honduras, consumers prefer chicken over beef, despite the fact that there is supply and prices have not changed.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
In an article in La Prensa, Honduras, the treasurer of the Association of Cattlegrowers of Sula, in Agas, Gilberto Moreno, said that "cattle in Honduras are doing badly" and that "there is no beef consumption; there is enough supply, but no demand. People are not buying it."
The growing consumption of meat, eggs, dairy and grains is driving the agricultural industry which benefits from dietary changes at the global level.
The rise in demand for buffalo meat, duck, venison and offal can be leveraged by Central American producers to diversify their production.
Four companies account for 96% of domestic production of chicken meat.
Chicken consumption in Nicaragua grew 16.6% in the first six months of 2010, when compared to the same period of 2009.
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