Tanzania seems ready to expand its avocado exports

The Tanzanian government, in collaboration with the Tanzania Horticultural Association (Taha Group), has secured official permits to access the export markets of India and South Africa in November last year. According to the deputy minister for Agriculture, Anthony Mavunde, the government is working just as hard to also formally secure the 1.440 billion consumer market of the People’s Republic of China for the country’s avocados.

Up until now Tanzania has been producing an estimated 40,000 tons of avocados annually, only about nine tons of which are exported as a matter of course. Now, that scenario is about to change for the better, what with the country’s new-found ‘green gold’ been exported not only to India and South Africa now, but also – hopefully soon – to China and other major markets, thanks to the government’s efforts.

Source: thecitizen.co.tz


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