Livestock farmers in Kenya will benefit from a government initiative, that will seek to identify specific areas to be utilised, for production of livestock for the export market.
Speaking when he opened the 2018 Livestock Breeders Show and Sale at the Jamhuri Showground in Nairobi on Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the initiative is expected to mitigate against climate change, and ensure production of quality livestock for local consumption and export.
The project will be carried out in partnership with strategic partners, will save farmers from the losses they incur during drought. This is part of an extensive livestock value chain upgrading programme which is being implemented by the government and its associates.
The show seeks to promote the Kenyan Livestock Industry and the President noted that this was in line with his government agenda, on the Big Four itinerary which lists food security as one of its objectives.
According to the chairman of the event’s committee, Dr Muchemi Kariuki, the show has been held every two to three years since 1999 and is among the five biggest displays in Africa, exclusively dedicated to livestock and agriculture.
The event was organized by the Livestock Breeders Trust to stimulate the Kenyan livestock sector through the exposition of grander livestock, showcasing of animal health, nourishing products and modern farming technologies.