Living and working in Africa is an experience like no other. There are three compelling aspects that make it interesting: diversity, adventure and opportunity, both from a business and a personal perspective. Its rich diversity has been shaped by a unique blend of cultures, languages and beliefs, and it is the world’s oldest populated area and the largest continent. If you’re the adventurous type who doesn’t mind a challenge, Africa has many exciting career possibilities for you. Despite social and economic challenges, there is a high demand for skilled professionals in a number of fields, including agriculture. And, working for Aviagen, you’ll be helping to introduce and sustain an industry that is playing a major role in feeding the region’s growing population for many years to come!

Richness in Diversity and Culture

The African region is made up of 51 countries, including South Africa, Zambia, Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. Aviagen has a number of multi-national employees who work in the African region and are located within or close to this region.

Africa's unmatched cultural and ecological diversity, gorgeous landscapes, and many fantastic places to visit and experience make it an exciting place to live and work. This emerging market with relatively large young populations, rapidly developing infrastructure and a growing GDP is home to over 1 billion people.

Multiple languages are spoken in Africa, the main ones being English, French and Arabic, Afrikaans, Swahili, Zulu plus many more.

As a main supplier to the African market, Aviagen delivers services and high-quality breeds that exceed expectations. We work very hard to support our customers in the region for the best possible performance of our brands.

Things to do and see in Africa

• Wildlife safaris are one of the main reasons people travel to Africa. East and Southern Africa are the most popular safari destinations where you can spot the “Big Five” which includes lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhinos. Safaris in South Africa offer both diverse nature and wildlife experiences in national parks and private game reserves. Kruger National Park in South Africa is one of Africa’s largest game reserves.

• Victoria Falls is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. The best time to view them is during the rainy season from March to May, where you can experience the full force of the spray, noise and fantastic rainbows.

• Mount Kilimanjaro is visited by trekkers from all over the world. It is found in Northern Tanzania on the border of Kenya and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,340 feet (~5,895 meters).

• Take in the view of Cape Town, South Africa, from Table Mountain. Table Mountain rises high above the city and has a flat top, where you can see the incredible views of the city.

• Visit Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, to visit the Blue Penny Museum which is home to the world’s first colonial stamp, take a stroll up Signal Mountain to see the view of the city at sunset and also for shopping.

• Explore the Stone Forests in Madagascar in Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park.

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Turkey and the Middle East

Turkey and the Middle East make up a diverse and dynamic region to work and live in. While working within this region has a number of exciting challenges, it is also one of the most hospitable and rewarding. Here you'll find that, not only is business and professional ability important but family is also a top priority, and over time customers will treat you like a member of the family. You'll also experience a good environment for business with excellent international education facilities for children, which is why it is such an attractive place for people to live and work. Our people devote time and energy in adding value to customer relationships, and this makes a real difference to customers’ success each day. In this region, the time spent face-to-face with our customers is critical, as it is only with regular, close contact that we can maintain long-term successful working relationships. While breed and supply are a critical components, strong business relations, trust and integrity add the highest value.

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North America

Aviagen North America is home to Aviagen’s global headquarters, with operations (farms, hatcheries, laboratories, and more) in six states: Alabama, Georgia, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee. These scenic states offer a breadth of climates and landscapes, from the warm sandy beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast, to the Great Plains of Oklahoma, to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and Adirondacks in New York. For those with a quest for adventure, these locations offer fun-filled activities such as hiking, biking, white-water rafting, and much more.

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