Whilst the supply of cage-free eggs is on the rise along with a number of corporate commitments to only source cage-free, globally, the majority of eggs consumed are still laid by hens who spend their lives in cramped cages. Lack of knowledge is a huge barrier to cage-free systems so Global Food Partners and Aeres University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands have teamed up to establish a training centre in Indonesia for Asian egg farmers, to ramp up knowledge and skills needed to roll out cage-free systems across Asia. With plans for another training centre in China next year (the worlds largest egg producer) this model has the potential to have a huge impact on animal welfare. Not only does this initiative provide valuable training for farmers & suppliers but it will hopefully help to bridge the gap that can arise between corporate commitments and the know-how required on the ground to actually deliver them.
Furthering growth of cage-free egg industry in Asia
Jun 26, 2020