Kenya Extends Export Ban to Curb Harvest of Immature Avocados

Kenya Extends Export Ban to Curb Harvest of Immature Avocados

Growers and exporters dealing in the avocado export business face an indefinite ban on the export of Hass and Fuerta varieties.

Kenya Agriculture and Food Authority director Benjamin Tito noted that the ban, which took effect on November 15, 2021, is aimed at curbing the harvest and export of immature avocados .

The ban however exempts the export of jumbo avocado varieties and those having off-season crops. It will remain in effect in order to control the export of undersized crops which have negatively impacted the image of the commodity in overseas markets, writes Carolyne Tanui for Capital FM. Listed agribusiness firm, Kakuzi Plc has rolled out Sh. 31 million to hundreds of smallholder avocado farmers in Murang’a County in order to provide capital for increased avocado… Read more »

Kenyan integrated agro-business firm Kakuzi PLC has confirmed plans to strengthen its Avocado smallholder base as part of a shared prosperity business plan. Read more »

Listed agribusiness firm Kakuzi Plc has issued a procedural profit warning notice with anticipated lower full-year earnings due to lower production and export of avocado fruits. Read more »


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