Poultry farmers in Kenya, is it this bad?

ranny

Village Elder
#6
I think banning Ugandan imports is shortsighted and against the EA spirit. Uganda imports a lot more from Kenya. The government need to address the underlying cause of why Ugandan and SA eggs even after factoring in transportation is cheaper. Could it be things like the senseless farm Imput vat?, animal feed cartels who block importation of cheaper products? Etc.

The only protection should be competition from countries like China who enjoy an unfair competitive advantage due to economies of scale. But even such protection should be for a limited period to allow local manufacturers to improve and develop a competitive edge through quality
 
#12
I think banning Ugandan imports is shortsighted and against the EA spirit. Uganda imports a lot more from Kenya. The government need to address the underlying cause of why Ugandan and SA eggs even after factoring in transportation is cheaper. Could it be things like the senseless farm Imput vat?, animal feed cartels who block importation of cheaper products? Etc.

The only protection should be competition from countries like China who enjoy an unfair competitive advantage due to economies of scale. But even such protection should be for a limited period to allow local manufacturers to improve and develop a competitive edge through quality

Kenyan products cannot be cheap when factors of production are high. This was discussed here sometime back but as usual questioning jubilee was equivalent to hating and most of you fans were quick to dismiss
 
#14
I think banning Ugandan imports is shortsighted and against the EA spirit. Uganda imports a lot more from Kenya. The government need to address the underlying cause of why Ugandan and SA eggs even after factoring in transportation is cheaper. Could it be things like the senseless farm Imput vat?, animal feed cartels who block importation of cheaper products? Etc.

The only protection should be competition from countries like China who enjoy an unfair competitive advantage due to economies of scale. But even such protection should be for a limited period to allow local manufacturers to improve and develop a competitive edge through quality
The problem affecting Kenyan farmers is only high cost of feeds from UNGA feeds and its competitors and this not only affects poultry but all exotic forms of farming ie Dairy, Beef and Pig farming.

Remedy: Plant own feeds and make own mix rations but remember not every farmer has a large farm to grow his own feeds. Animal farming ventures, feeds occupy the larger part of the budget and if you miss your arithmetic you will be doing a hobby and not business.

I don't know of costs of feeds in Uganda vs Kenya but i tend to hypothetically believe feeds in Uganda are more affordable.
 
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