The International Poultry Council is the voice of the global poultry meat industry.

The poultry meat industry is an essential part of the food chain that provides sustainable, safe, nutritious and affordable food for a growing world population.

IPC is a member-driven organization comprised of national sector associations, poultry businesses and other key industry stakeholders. IPC members represent more than 88% of the world poultry meat production and 95% of the global poultry meat trade.

IPC is uniquely positioned to provide a holistic view of the global sector. Therefore, IPC plays a proactive role to promote science-based solutions and information-sharing for poultry producers and Regulatory Authorities worldwide on issues affecting the supply chain.

We bring together poultry industry stakeholders from across the globe to build relationships and gain a better understanding of shared challenges;

We represent the whole value chain from farm to fork, from genetics to consumption;

We create a pre-competitive agenda that leverages the strengths and resources of national organizations;

We speak as a unified and harmonized voice of the poultry sector.

COUNTRY MEMBERS

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

PRIMARY BREEDERS

producers & processors

suppliers

end users

GOVERNANCE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Roberto Domenech

CEPA - Argentina

Vivien Kite

ACMF - Australia

Ricardo Santin

ABPA - Brazil

Jean-Michel Laurin

CPEPC - Canada

Juan Carlos Covarrubias

EXPOCARNE - Chile

Yu Lu

CCCFNA - China

Rodolfo Alves

FENAVI - Colombia

Birthe Steenberg

AVEC - European Union

Mohammed El-Shafei

MISR - Egypt

Paul Lopez

FIA - France

Thomas Janning

GPP - Germany

Graciela Ayala

PROAVIH - Honduras

Ramesh Chander Khatri

PFI - India

Lara Sanfrancesco

UNAITALIA - Italy

Juana Galvan

ALA - Latin America

Arturo Calderon

UNA - Mexico

C.J. Jerrari

FISA - Morocco

Gert Jan Oplaat

NEPLUVI - Netherlands

Michael Brooks

PIANZ - New Zealand

Donald Martins Tuckler

ANAPA - Nicaragua

Onallo S. Akapa

Nigeria

Maria Lavinson

ANAVIP - Panama

Dariusz Goszczynski

Poland

Sergey Lakhtyukhov

Russia

Izaak Breitenbach

SAPA - South Africa

Prasert Anuchiracheeva

TPB - Thailand

Asli Ilgen

BESD-BIR - Turkey

Richard Griffiths

BPC - United Kingdom

Jim Sumner

USAPEEC - United States

SECRETARIAT

IPC President

IPC Secretary General

HISTORY

1976

AVEC Director General Tage Lysgaard suggests forming an international body of poultry industries at the World Poultry Science Association meeting.
1976

1997

Lysgaard and US Poultry & Egg Export Council (USPEEC) President Jim Sumner set out the first objectives for the organization.
1997

2005

Industry association executives convene in Germany to draft the mission statement of the newly formed International Poultry Council. Founding members include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, the EU, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, and the U.S.

Jim Sumner is elected President.

2005

2006

Costa-Rica, El Salvador and Russia join the core group. 

First IPC annual meeting in Atlanta, US. 

IPC campaign “Poultry is safe… Just cook it!” to spread science-based information for the consumers about safety of poultry meat during AI outbreaks.

2006

2008

First agreement between IPC and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

2008

2009

IPC becomes an official Observer at the Codex Alimentarius Commission. 

2009

2010

First Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between IPC and the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

2010

2012

IPC joins the Steering Committee of the FAO “Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance” (LEAP) project. 

2012

2014

IPC joins the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL).
2014

2015

Second MoU between IPC and the FAO.

2015

2017

IPC adopts the Position Statement on Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Stewardship Principles, recognized by the OIE and the FAO. 

IPC Adopts Sustainability Principles.

2017

2019

Robin Horel is elected IPC President after Jim Sumner steps down.

IPC adopts its Position Statement and Principles on Food Safety and launches new guidance for reducing the need for antibiotics with the support of the OIE.

IPC signs the Declaration of Sao Paulo with the FAO.

2019

2020

IPC recognizes Aadrian Weststrate as “Poultry person of the world”.

IPC celebrates 15 years of global cooperation throughout the poultry sector. 

2020
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