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    Oranges sweetening
    Growers can now receive from the Authority exclusive information on pre and post harvest orange treatments that significantly improve the sweetness and the appearance of locally produced oranges.
    In addition, information is also available on how growers can get better prices by holding the produce through storage of oranges for up to six (6) months after harvest.
    Mango dwarfing

    The Authority has introduced low bark grafting technology of mango fruit seedlings. This technology has dwarfing characteristics making pruning, pest and disease management easier thus guaranteeing good quality mango fruits.
    Low bark grafted mango nurseries supported by the Authority are in all major mango growing areas across the country.
    Mango growers can now get better prices by avoiding glut through flower induction thus ensuring early crop maturity in a season.
    This technology is a combination of pruning, Multi K application and water regulation .
    ENCERT Organic

    The Authority is promoting organic production and facilitates certification of smallholder farmers to the ENCERT Organic Standard in order to promote conservation of biodiversity.
    Currently, the Authority is supporting pineapple growers in Kilifi and Kisii in complying with organic standards.
    Intensive training is available for all farmers interested in pursuing prime organic markets both locally and abroad.

    Sumer flowers

    Smallholder farmers in marginal and high potential areas are receiving technical support in production of a range of summer flowers and market linkage through the Authority’s extensive extension network across the country.
    hydram technology for arid and semiarid lands
    The Mogotio site earmarked for installation with a hydram to facilitate smallholder irrigation in the area. The Authority provides specialized extension services to enhance utilization of Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) through technical support in constructing affordable water harvesting and storage structures; and installation of appropriate irrigation systems.
    clean passion fruit seedlings
    Other services and material currently available courtesy of the Authority’s technical support to the Industry include: clean passion fruit seedlings; grafting material for improved mango and avocado varieties; low bark grafted avocado seedlings; Apple seedlings; Top-working of fruit trees; appropriate kiosks for retailing horticultural produce; and farmer organization in Produce and Marketing
    Organizations.
    HORTICULTURAL CROPS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
    Serving the Horticulture Industry Kilifi and Kisii in complying with organic standards. Intensive training is available for all farmers interested in pursuing prime organic markets both locally and abroad.
    SUMMER FLOWERS
    Smallholder farmers in marginal and high potential areas are receiving technical support in production of a range of summer flowers and market linkage through the Authority’s extensive extension network across the country.
    IRRIGATION FOR ARID AND SEMI¬ARID LANDS
    The Mogotio site earmarked for installation with a hydram to facilitate smallholder irrigation in the area. The Authority provides specialized extension services to enhance utilization of Arid and Semi-Arid Land (ASAL) through technical support in constructing affordable water harvesting and storage structures; and installation of appropriate irrigation systems such as hydram technology.

    OTHER ONGOING SERVICES

    Other services and material currently available courtesy of the Authority’s technical support to the Industry include:

    • clean passion fruit seedlings;
    • grafting material for improved mango and avocado varieties;
    • low bark grafted avocado seedlings;
    • Apple seedlings;
    • Top working of fruit trees;
    • appropriate kiosks for retailing horticultural produce;
    • and farmer organization in Produce and Marketing Organizations

    HOW TO BECOME AN EXPORTER OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCE HORTICULTURAL CROPS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY


    Serving the Horticulture Industry
    1. Certificate of Business Registration from the Registrar of companies
    2. Photocopies of IDs for ALL the company Directors. A photocopy of passport and work permit if a Director or Directors are foreigners
    3. Company stamp and authorized signatory of the applicant
    4. Details of company’s Bank account
    5. Documentary evidence (a letter, fax or e-mail) on export requisition from the overseas client(s)
    6. Written contract with farmers for supply of certain produce quality standard(s)
    7. if supply is from own farm, the company must provide evidence that it has adequate
    knowledge on produce quality standards
    8. if supply is from own farm, confirmation from HCDA local office that the farm really exist is required
    9. Must be owning or have access to Pre-cooling
    and Packing facilities
    10. An export license fee of Kshs.5,000/=

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