China Avocado Deal Gets Reviewed in Kenya's Favour
Stringent entry rules, such as installation of machines and coolers for peeling and freezing the Hass avocados before exportation, had been revoked by the Chinese government, according to Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri. Kenya became the first African country to export avocados to China following a trade deal that was signed when President Kenyatta met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing in April.
Nation, 30 May 2019
The deal for the exportation of avocados to China is being reviewed to the advantage of Kenyan farmers, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri said on Thursday. Read more »
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri hands over avocado and macadamia tree seedlings to farmers at Koimbi grounds in Kiharu, Murang'a County, on May 30, 2019.
Nation, 28 May 2019
The Avocado Society of Kenya (ASOK) has warned over use of unregistered pesticides on the crop, saying this might lead to exporters' licenses being cancelled. Read more »
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 ... Read more »
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 »
The move by Mauritius comes less than six months after the Chinese government opened its doors to Kenya's fresh produce. The ban on avocado, baby carrots, baby beans and broccoli ... Read more »