Kenya is a largely an Agricultural country . The livestock sub-sectors accounts for the largest share of the Agricultural sector, contributing more than 40% of the Agricultural gross domestic product (G.D.P) . The dairy sector is an important player in the livestock sub-sectors, accounting for 4% of the country's Gross Domestic Product. It is the provider of much needed nutrients, leading to a strong and healthy nation, thus enabling the country's citizenry to became a truly working nation the various strategies that have been put in place, have seen the sector registering one of the highest growth rate in the country. This has not only led to increased producer price currently standing at between kenya shilling 16–22 per litre , but has also made the industry a much sought after investment destination. This has in turn led to increased production and has a surplus which is exported to the neighbouring countries of Uganda , Tanzania as well as Comesa countries. This exports provide us with an enormous opportunity for trade and business prosperity within the region this is done with due recognition to the fact that regional intergration is a sure way to ensure growth within the sector the fourth African dairy conference and exhibition in Nairobi from 6 to 8 August this year. Will offer a great opportunity for the regional and international dairy stakeholders to interact with expert, practitioners and other stakeholders in the dairy sector. Here they will be able to network and share the latest trends and information in the dairy industry . Feel free to learn about the dairy industry and more about Kenya as you experience exposure to our great scenery and lively dairy environment . As the Kenyan dairy sub-sectors is still reeling from the effect of post-election violence, which saw Farmers lose about 170,000 cows worth 10 billion kenya money , the government has come up with a recovery programme aimed at restoring the industry to its pre-election state says Kenya Dairy Board managing Directors . The violence saw some milk collection centers and processors production level dropping by 50% of their normal dairy production Farmers , traders and other role players in the country says that the industry has been negatively affected and is in need of urgent attention coupled with the combined affects of the escalating cost of diesel and high livestock feed price managing directos says that the objective ot the recovery programme is to support the re-emergence of dairy production .
STORY BY CHARLES THE BULLET EATER
Article written by Charles the bullet Eater