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De Heus breaks ground for Kenya's first dedicated animal feed plant

23 May 20242 min reading

De Heus Kenya celebrates the groundbreaking ceremony of Kenya's first dedicated animal feed plant, signaling a significant milestone for the nation's agricultural sector. With an annual capacity of 200,000 metric tons, the plant in Athi River promises to elevate livestock farming standards while bolstering Kenya's economy and food security efforts.

De Heus Kenya celebrated a momentous occasion with the groundbreaking ceremony of Kenya's inaugural dedicated animal feed plant in April in Nairobi. Situated in Athi River, the plant, with an annual capacity of 200,000 metric tons, is poised to revolutionize Kenya's livestock farming sectors by bolstering supply chains and elevating industry standards.

Jonathan Mueke

The event, graced by Jonathan Mueke, Principal Secretary for Livestock Development, showcased De Heus' commitment to Kenya's agricultural growth. Mueke hailed the investment as a testament to confidence in Kenya's economy and a vital step towards enhancing food security: "We are excited by the interest and investment by De Heus Kenya in the local animal feed sector."

Wavinya Ndeti, Governor of Machakos County, echoed Mueke's sentiments, highlighting the potential for job creation and economic prosperity: "Our commitment to investors, both big and small, is that our doors are open. We shall support De Heus for the mutual benefit of the county and the people of Machakos."

Expected to generate 250 direct and 1,000 indirect job opportunities, the plant signifies a transformative leap in sustainable agriculture and livestock management. Through tailored services and Dutch expertise, De Heus aims to empower Kenyan farmers with innovative feed products and comprehensive advisory support, fostering higher yields and sustainable farming practices across the nation's agricultural landscape.

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