The stringent conditions, which reportedly include recquiring a farmer to peel and freeze the fruit before export, could lock out thousands of small-scale farmers who are eyeing the world's largest market. Kenya's journey to the Chinese market took seven years as Beijing questioned fruit flies in Nairobi's avocados.
China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers
Nation, 18 May 2019
A logistical nightmare and the high costs of meeting tough conditions required for the export of Kenyan avocados to China are threatening to choke the lucrative deal inked last… Read more »
Gideon Gitonga tends his avocado trees on his two-acre farm in Mugambone village in Meru, Kenya, July 4, 2018.
It is estimated that when the agreement is fully implemented, the Chinese market will absorb over 40% of the country's avocados, making it one of the largest importers of the ... Read more »
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