Livestock Marketing in Kenya and EthiopiaA Review of Policies and Practice

The last few years have witnessed a renewed interest in the export of live animals and meat from Kenya and Ethiopia. In both cases, the private sector has taken the lead in initiating or advocating for the revival of the export business, prompting the respective governments to pay attention to the potentials of livestock trade.

The paper reviews selected livestock marketing policy and some operational issues in both Kenya and Ethiopia. It is structured to provide some details on nine pertinent issues that are critical for the development of pastoral livestock markets in order that COMESA may focus on priority areas.