Today at KSG, Hon. Jonathan Mueke, the Principal Secretary for Livestock Development, officiated a breakfast meeting on animal feeds mini-investment forum for Kenya, in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO Kenya).
This meeting under the HAND IN HAND initiative proposes a deliberate formulation and implementation of animal feeds plan for Kenya for the next ten years.
Mueke said that since there is limited marketing and trading of forage feed resources in most regions of the country, there is need to formulate a mechanism to guide the animal feed industry.
Through the ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, the government is developing appropriate instutional legal frameworks for the feeds industry by increasing production, conserving and utilizing livestock feeds, in ensuring quality for both domestic and export markets. This is line with Bottom up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA).
The HAND IN HAND Initiative has the plans that will turn around the feed industry in Kenya and will form part of a legacy. Today’s mini-investment forum for Kenya was held in rediness for the global investment forum to be held in Rome this month 2023.
The HAND IN HAND initiative is being implemented on pilot basis in three Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Micro-regions namely Kajiado, Makueni, and Taita Taveta for phase I and Kwale and Marsabit for phase II. Under the country investment proposal Kenya, 3 clusters have been identified as potential areas for business cases that can attract investors as follows:
1. Cluster 1: Feed production system
2.Cluster 2: Value addition and Mechanization system
3.Cluster 3: Digitization-To enhance Livestock Identification and tracebility.