A delegation of representatives from Chile’s public and private sectors recently traveled to Colombia to present to the Colombian Agricultural and Livestock Institute (ICA), the main characteristics and strengths of the Chilean poultry industry that allowed it to implement a successful strategy to control the Avian influenza outbreak.

The goal of the visit, which focused on the recent Avian influenza health emergency faced by Chile, was discussing the experiences and measures adopted by the country to manage and overcome the crisis.

The meeting was attended by the national director of the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), José Guajardo; the president of ChileCarne, Juan Carlos Domínguez; and SAG’s heads of Animal Health, Hugo Araya; and International Affairs, Rosaura Campusano.

The exchange between the Chilean delegation and ICA officials focused on the implementation of best practices and lessons learned, which highlights the shared interest of both countries in strengthening biosecurity and guaranteeing the quality that sets their respective poultry industries apart.

The initiative also reflects Chile’s commitment to build and maintain cooperation ties with other countries in agricultural and livestock issues, and highlights the importance of sharing experiences and knowledge to face health challenges at the regional and global level.