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Kenyan avocado growers excited about deepening China-Africa cooperation

The general manager of a Shanghai-based importer, Du Gongming, has said that more than 150 containers of avocados are expected to be imported from Kenya in the latter part of this year's harvest season, and the figure is expected to hit 1,500 containers in the upcoming season in 2023.

Kenyan authorities noted that the country's export of avocados to China will gradually increase to 100,000 tons a year in the next few years. Ernest Muthomi, chief executive officer at Avocado Society of Kenya, believes that as China is a vast market, the new agreement would herald fortunes for local avocado growers.

The deepening economic and trade cooperation between China and Africa over the past decades is well reflected in the avocado industry. Thanks to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the Belt and Road Initiative and other government efforts, China and Africa have realized practical cooperation in a wide range of areas, including the agricultural sector.


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