Local businesses urged to join chamber of commerce to expand trade opportunities.

Traders in Mombasa /file

Local businesses have been urged to join Nairobi Chamber to enjoy the benefit of growing their business across the country.

Gracing this year’s Agro-poultry East Africa Expo,Kenya National Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) chairman in Nairobi county Geoffrey Kimani, alluded to the fact that through the partnership, trade missions will be achieved.

“Indeed as you all know, Agriculture and its supporting economic activities are the backbone of our economy,” Said Kimani.

Kimani added that, Agriculture contribute approximately to 33 percent of Kenyan’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) hence the need to embrace it.

“It’s also important to note that agriculture sector employs more than 40 percent of the total population and 70 percent of the rural populations,” He added.

This year expo brought together 12 countries that showcased their agriculture, poultry, farming and veterinary products with their innovations and technology usage.

Further, KNCCI will be signing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pakistan Chamber that will create a practical framework for cooperation and work together in the future.

This is because, Pakistani is the second largest export partner destination for Kenya goods after the UAE in Asia.

The expo started on Friday at Sarit center in Nairobi and will end on Sunday 11th July 2021.