Market Assessment

Livestock sector study, USAID, Kenya, 2006

    The report covers an overview of the Kenya red meat sub-sector, marketing value chains for livestock, milk, hides and skins, meat market value chains and the potential for export of live animals and meat to Middle East and meat for the European Union market.

    Methods for info gathering
    Field visits were made to Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Isiolo and Kajiado to interview livestock traders, milk traders, municipal/county council officials and Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development officials. A slaughterhouse and butchery survey was also undertaken in Nairobi and Mombasa. Apart from field interviews, comprehensive consultations were made with USAID, MOLFD, AU-IBAR, LTMS-K, KLMC and other stakeholders. A comprehensive internet survey was also undertaken to analyze the potentials for the export markets for livestock and meat in the Middle East and market for meat in the European Union. The report also includes inputs from the client and other stakeholders at a workshop held on 13th July 2006.