Kenya resumed livestock exports to Oman


14,000 goats and sheep were shipped this month and both countries agreed on intensifying live exports in the following years.

Posted on Feb 04 ,09:49

Kenya resumed livestock exports to Oman

After a 16-years ban, Kenya resumed livestock exports to Oman. 14,000 goats and sheep were shipped to Salalah Port in a transport destined to the GCC country. Officials from both countries agreed to boost livestock trade in the future, as the Middle East country is looking for new livestock suppliers in the international market. For the last two years, the African country has increased meat exports to the GCC area reaching to a total of $65.4 million in meat and meat products exported to countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait. More than 85% is represented by sheep and goatmeat, the rest consisting of beef, offal and game meat. The Livestock sector in the country currently accounts for 12 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in the financial year 2020, exports of meat and its product accounted for 1.1 percent of total exports in the country. During its participation in World Expo 2020 in Dubai, Kenya hopes to attract investors in the farming and meat processing sectors, in order to secure a larger market share in the Middle East meat market. "One of the key business forums that the country through Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency and stakeholders is organising is on 14th February 2022 on Meat and Meat Products in Dubai. The purpose of the forum is to highlight opportunities in the sector to the larger GCC region and attract investments," declared Dr Wilfred Marube, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency.

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