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Chicken, part of the large poultry family (duck, turkey goose), is present in almost every household’s or restaurant’s kitchen in Lebanon. In fact, consumption per capita is estimated by some at 30 kg per year. The size of the local market hovers around $350 million while imports average $17 million per year. The country is home to more than 10 large poultry producers and some 2,000 poultry farms. The Lebanese poultry producers have the capacity to tend to the entirety of local demand but they are calling for stricter protectionist policies to shield them from foreign competition.

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