Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ethiopian traders eye local camel market

(Feb 26, 2103, Kenya)--Kenya has become the source market for camels in the region. Traders and livestock farmers from Ethiopia are crossing over into the country to source for camels, which are thereafter exported to the Middle East where there is high demand.

Dr Hussein Mahmoud, a scholar on livestock issues, says the Ethiopian government has capitalised on a gap in the Kenyan market, and using its trade connections to give local traders access to the lucrative Arab market.

The Ethiopian livestock traders are exporting the camels to the wider Arab market especially in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. “Camel traders in Kenya have responded to the growing markets by diverting camels from other markets to the new destination,” he said.  Read more from The Standard »

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