By Bob Aston
The Kenya Livestock Producers Association in collaboration with the Laikipia County Government, co-hosts Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), KCB Foundation, Agri Profocus, ACK Church, Isinya Feeds, Unga, FarmCare Ltd, Cooper K- Brands and Agricultural Industrial Network is set to hold the second agribusiness Trade fairs on March 27-28, 2015 at Nyahururu stadium, Nyahururu town, Laikipia County. The theme for the Agribusiness Trade Fair will be “Farming is big Business.”
The highlight of the trade fair will be road shows, demonstration plots, insurance services, agricultural products, agro chemicals and seeds, farm machinery and equipments, biogas and bio-fuels demonstration, financial services products, dairy products, edairy, rabbit, quails and bee keeping, artificial insemination (AI), greenhouse farming, new innovations, mcommerce, real estate and domestic tourism.
|Governor Irungu at one of the exhibition stands during 2014 event|
The objectives of the trade fair include; to afford the regions farmers, service providers and industry suppliers a unique opportunity to showcase their products for benchmarking and trade, expose agricultural sector stakeholders (practitioners and suppliers) to new technologies and ideas for better efficiencies and quality, provide a platform for short seminars and demonstrations to small scale and large scale players in the sector, to showcase outstanding breeds for different livestock and to encourage farmers to invest in farming as a business.
According to Patrick Kimani, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Livestock Producers Association, the trade fairs/exhibition will serve as a unique platform for all stakeholders in all sectors of the economy to meet to experience their fulfillment in their business through education, exhibition and entertainment.
It will be an opportunity where one will be able to cost effectively, joyously, conveniently and easily conduct some business on wide range of products and services as well as introduce and demonstrate the latest products, innovations, machinery and techniques that are available to the citizen in those areas.
“Kenya Livestock Producers Association will bring unique audiences of these major sectors in one place for two days. We therefore invite you to take this rare opportunity where serious farmers and your clients will come together for you to exhibit your products and services by taking exhibition space,” said Mr. Kimani.
The trade fairs are monthly events organized by the Kenya Livestock Producers Association in various counties in the Country. Farmers and farmer groups are not charged for exhibiting during the trade fairs while entrance is free for members of the public. The guest of honor is expected to be Hon Joshua Irungu, Laikipia County Governor.