Tanzania's Avocados Go From Zero to U.S.$12 Million-a-Year Crop

Less than ten years ago, avocado exports never existed in Tanzania but now they have become the country's latest green gold. Data from the private sector horticultural apex body, the Tanzania Horticultural Association (Taha), as well as the Avocado Catalogue 2020 report, show that avocado exports jumped from 1,877 tonnes in 2014 to 9,000 tonnes in 2019, fetching the country U.S.$12 million in 2019.

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