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Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by tribalistseun: 10:53am On Feb 21, 2020
Namibia became the first African country to export red meat to the United States after it sent 25 tonnes of beef to Philadelphia, following two decades of haggling over safety regulations and logistics.

The arid southern African nation, known for free-range, hormone-free beef, is set to export 860 tonnes of various beef cuts in 2020 to the United States, rising to 5,000 tonnes by 2025.


The United States tops the world list for red meat consumption per head. Americans consume on average 120 kgs of meat per person, according the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), making meat exports to the country a prime target.

“We’re able to finally export meat to the lucrative and big U.S. market,” Namibia’s minister of international relations, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, said on Wednesday.

She was speaking in the capital Windhoek, where state-owned meat firm Meatco is headquartered, as the first shipment of meat set off, after negotiations that spanned 18 years.

The target would be the massive U.S. fast food industry and franchises like McDonald’s, the minister said.

The shipment is first commercial consignment after samples were sent in the past 24 months to U.S. laboratories for tests.

Under the deal, exports will include boneless, raw beef cuts in frozen or chilled form.

Agriculture contributes about 5% to Namibia’s economy but farming including cattle raising contributes to nearly two-thirds of the population’s income.

In 2019, Namibia exported about 12,400 metric tonnes of meat to Norway, Britain, the European Union and Chinese markets.

“Namibia will benefit economically from tapping into the largest consumer market with purchasing power of $13 trillion, and U.S. consumers will benefit from access to Namibia’s high-quality, free-range, grass-fed beef,” U.S. ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, said.

Namibia’s exports will also benefit from a duty-free regime under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-namibia-usa-beef/namibia-first-african-country-to-export-red-meat-to-hungry-u-s-market-idUSKBN20E1BB
Re: Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by Horus(m): 11:02am On Feb 21, 2020

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Re: Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by Captainrambo2: 11:02am On Feb 21, 2020
Nigeria is not a great country.

We have very terrible people too.


In fact there re more devils in Nigeria than anywhere in this world.
Re: Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by tribalistseun: 11:22am On Feb 21, 2020
Captainrambo2:
Nigeria is not a great country.

We have very terrible people too.


In fact there re more devils in Nigeria than anywhere in this world.

That should have been Nigeria exporting Beef, but we made a mistake by allowing Fulanis to be in the business of cattles for decades. Companies should take over the sector from people who think its normal to flog cattle from sokoto to Bayelsa.
Re: Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by Captainrambo2: 11:26am On Feb 21, 2020
tribalistseun:


That should have been Nigeria exporting Beef, but we made a mistake by allowing Fulanis to be in the business of cattles for decades. Companies should take over the sector from people who think its normal to flog cattle from sokoto to Bayelsa.
I mean if cow trek that distance e nor go lean ?
Re: Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by gidgiddy: 11:31am On Feb 21, 2020
The incredible thing about Namibia and Botswana is that they have more cows than their population. But you will never see one single Cow on the road except the one that managed to break out of the ranch.

In Nigeria, people are still carrying AK47 to herd cattle from Sokoto to Cross River, killing and raping along the way

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Re: Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by Flyingngel(m): 12:16pm On Feb 21, 2020
Better country.
If care is not taken in the next 30 years so many small and unknown African countries will be very far in terms of development than Nigeria. Let us continue to elect corrupt, lazy and inept leaders like the ones we have today.
Re: Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by tribalistseun: 3:41pm On Feb 21, 2020
gidgiddy:
The incredible thing about Namibia and Botswana is that they have more cows than their population. But you will never see one single Cow on the road except the one that managed to break out of the ranch.

In Nigeria, people are still carrying AK47 to herd cattle from Sokoto to Cross River, killing and raping along the way


If Buhari cant fix this fulani problem I dont think anyone can fix it.
Re: Namibia First African Country To Export Red Meat To Hungry US Market by tribalistseun: 8:00pm On Feb 21, 2020
Flyingngel:
Better country.
If care is not taken in the next 30 years so many small and unknown African countries will be very far in terms of development than Nigeria. Let us continue to elect corrupt, lazy and inept leaders like the ones we have today.

It's scary now that almost all African countries are discovering crude oil and gas everywhere

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