The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has highlighted red meat and dairy export opportunities in Central/South America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The board said new analysis outlined in its Prospects for UK agri-food exports series revealed potential prospects for further exports, particularly for offal, in Central Amercia.
It also highlighted the benefits of the UK expanding the amount of commodity level red meat to Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa, as well as more premium cuts to the latter.
Longer-term opportunities for dairy also exist in South Africa as a larger cheese importer than other Sub-Saharan countries, AHDB said.
AHDB’s senior economist, Dr. Amandeep Kaur Purewal, said the latest analysis offers a “comprehensive insight” into where UK exporters can can maximise opportunities for red meat and dairy products over the next decade.
“The ultimate aim of our analysis is to provide insight and analysis for our producers and exporters to understand the opportunities and challenges of trading in different parts of the world,” she said.
“Cultivating these opportunities adds value back into the supply chain on behalf of our levy payers while supporting the UK Government’s ambition to become a ‘Great Trading Nation’.”
This latest analysis concludes AHDB’s series of Prospects for UK agri-food exports analyses launched in January this year.
The report researched opportunities for red meat, dairy and cereals exports on a region-by-region basis which includes Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
AHDB’s international trade development director, Dr. Phil Hadley, said: “We know there is interest across the world for British products and we need to fully understand the market dynamics and demands to make the most of the opportunities if producers are to continue to maximise returns.”