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  • Kenya had a meat deficiency of 300,000 metric tonnes per year by 2019
  • Meat from neighbouring countries must be imported to meet Kenya’s growing demand
  • The average Kenyan consumes 15 kilogrammes of meat each year

The average Kenyan consumes 15 kilogrammes of meat each year, with Nairobi residents eating two kilos more than the rest of the country.

There is more meat consumed by Nairobians compared to those in Mombasa and Nakuru, as well as those in Kajiado and Eldoret.

Kenya produced 592,858 tonnes of beef in 2020. During the period from 1971 to 2020, Kenya’s meat output grew at an average yearly rate of 2.73 per cent.

Kenya Markets Trust commissioned the Meat End-Market Trends in Kenya study in 2019, which found this to be the case. Almost all Kenyan families eat meat once a week, according to the findings of the study.

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In the latest may statistics released by the Meat Board of Namibia, show that the country has exported more live animals than it has slaughtered for value addition and export bearing in mind that Agriculture is one of Namibia’s most important sectors.

The majority of Namibia’s population is dependent directly or indirectly on the agricultural sector for their livelihoods.  Agriculture’s contribution to GDP (excluding fishing) over the last five years has been just over four percent. Livestock farming contributes to approximately two-thirds of agricultural production, with crop farming and forestry making up the remaining third of production.  Meat processing (which the Namibian government accounts for under manufacturing) contributes to another 0.2 – 0.4 percent of GDP.

The export of live animals (mostly cattle and sheep) has historically contributed to about two-thirds of agricultural exports by value.

During the period under review, statistics showed that the country exported 45 623 live …