Honduras is currently free of bird diseases, and to maintain it this way, the Honduran Poultry Federation commits funds to the National Service of Agricultural Sanity for strengthening control of aviary diseases.
"... the poultry sector is one of the most technical in Honduras. The country is free from four aviary diseases ... a must for exporting to the U.S.. Honduran poultry could enter the U.S. in the next months, becoming the first Central American country in achieving it and the second in Latin America".
The union of poultry farmers reported an increase of 172% on imports of chicken in the last five years and per capita consumption of 40 kilos in 2015.
Prensa.com reports that "...The report, which was presented by the National Association of Poultry Farmers of Panama (ANAVIP) as part of its performance index for 2015, reveals that in 2010 a total of 3,445,809 kilos of chicken arrived in the country originating from the United States, compared to 2015 when 9,378,095 kilos were imported, registering an increase of about 6 million kilos of chicken over five years. "
Authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture have been to the United States to negotiate the entry of Honduran chicken to that market.
The delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) will be completing the process to gain authorization for Honduran chicken meat to enter the country with officials from the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Conditions have been satisfied to enable the export of 12,000 tons of chicken to Venezuela.
The director general of the Nicaraguan Food and Poultry Producers Association (Anapa), Donald Tuckler, explained that the final step is to obtain official Venezuelan certification for the four main producers: Tip Top Industrial, Pipasa, Avícola La Estrella and Monisa.