KENYA - A poultry event will be held in Nairobi in July 2015, including over 80 international exhibitors.
The event, Aviana Kenya 2015, will include exhibitors from 20 different African, European, Middle Eastern and Asian countries.
Agriculture and forestry are by far Kenya’s most important economic sector in terms of domestic production and the livestock sector contributes about 12 per cent of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 40 per cent of the agricultural GDP and employs 50 per cent of the agricultural labour force.
Livestock production also plays an important economic and socio-cultural role among many communities in Kenya.
Kenya's chicken population is estimated at 32 million chickens, approximately 80 per cent of which are indigenous, while 20 per cent are commercial layers and broilers.
Other poultry types such as turkey, duck, pigeon, ostrich, guinea fowl and quail are becoming increasingly important.
Annually, the country produces about 20 tonnes of poultry meat worth $40 million and 1.3 billion eggs worth $115 million.
The organisers hope the expo will provide a platform to exhibit innovative technologies and identify distribution channels in Africa region, and also establish a large business forum for supplier and distributors.
For further information on Aviana Kenya, visit the web site, www.avianaafrica.com/kenya2015.html.ThePoultrySite News Desk