agri benchmark Pig
Pork is the most popular meat in the world. The network agri benchmark Pig analyses the profitability of pig production and determines the competitiveness at production system and farm level
To gain information about pig production it is necessary to divide the data collection into two parts. For one thing information on farm level (I) and for another thing information about the connected up- and downstream agribusiness (II) are collected.
(I) Farm level
Concerning the farm level, agri benchmark Pig will establish a database of typical farms and production systems in each participating country. The methods for data collection, processing and dissemination of results are standardised, unifying the work criteria of all partners.
A typical farm is an existing farm or a data set describing a farm in a specific region of a country which represents a large share of output for the product considered. The typical farm runs the prevailing production system for the product considered by reflecting land and capital resources as well as the prevailing type of labour organisation. The data source can be panel of farmers (with consensus data or typified individual data), expert knowledge of agri benchmark researchers and advisors or available statistics.
In order to establish and maintain a profound database, the number of required typical farms depends on the scope of the analysis, the diversity of production systems, the farm size structure, the size of the country and available financial resources. At best there will be three farms per region:
This data allows covering the prevailing part of the pig production in each region.
(II) The connected up- and downstream agribusiness:
Due to the relatively high degree of integration in pig production, the network will also provide comparable additional information on up- and downstream agribusiness for each country’s pig production. The dataset will cover the following items:
Based on these methods, the network was established in the years 2016 and 2017.
At the beginning of 2019 the network comprises 17 countries.
Jointly with the InterPIG Network annual conferences were organised in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The 2019 conference will take place in Beijing (China).
In 2016, we published the agri benchmark Pig Report 2016, showing the main results of the network activities. In 2017 and 2018 we published short Reports, the 2017 in also in German language and a focus on the competitiveness of the German pig production. The data sets are and will be used for further analysis on animal welfare, environment and sustainability issues. Details on data, network, results and publications can be found on the website at www.agribenchmark.org/pig .
2.2012 - 12.2020