Avocado Society of Kenya

Deal made with China and India for avocado exports

Avocado farmers are quite happy as their national government successfully negotiated a market for the produce in China and India. Avocado Society of Kenya CEO Muthomi Ernest said the state has struck a deal that will see Kenya supply avocados to the two countries. “Negotiation, now on pen and paper, will see us enter into the two markets with huge populations with a view to boosting our exports,” Muthomi said.

Speaking at a Wambugu farmers’ event, Muthomi said with the new markets, farmers have the potential to earn better returns from avocados if only they can be producing more. “We are talking of billions of people who will be ready to consume our produce once we start to export in China and India,” the CEO said.

He singled out the Chinese market, saying it has a huge potential for Kenyan avocado because its climatic conditions are not conducive to avocado farming. In 2020, Kenya shipped 70 million kilograms of avocado valued at Sh14 billion to the international market.

Source: theworldnews.net

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