The Association Vets in Poultry (VIP) urges government to reduce import duties on maize to improve supply and control rising prices. Poultry feed accounts for 80% of production costs, higher maize prices in adversely affecting chicken production. Poultry sector alone consumes 18 million tons of maize, out of production estimate of 35.91 million tons for 2022-23. Exports reduces domestic availability, which would effect prices. Maize is major ingredient of poultry feeds.