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Can Kenya Sustain Production Of Quality Avocadoes For Local And International Market

By  Chris Flowers

Avocado production is not new to Kenya. Various large-scale players have been involved in the market for over 20 years – predominantly in Fuerte avocado. However, it is in the last 5 years that an increase in production of Hass avocados from smallholder farmers has seen Kenya’s volumes grow significantly. We are now the second-largest producer on the continent after South Africa. But what does that mean in the global avocado market? It is estimated that last year the world consumed in excess of 6,000,000 tons of fruit with the majority being produced and consumed by Central and North America…Read more>>