Kenya Among Fastest Growing Avocado Exporters in the World


by Ally Mwakaneno GakweliSeptember 29, 2019 in Agriculture, Kenyan News

Kenya’s avocado exports have seen remarkable growth as the global demand grows. The country ranks third in the list of fastest avocado exporters, behind Morocco at second and Colombia at the top. At the same time, the state ranks 7th in the global list of exporters of the fruit.

According to Tridge, Kenya accounts for 3.2% of the world’s Avocado production. Additionally, Kenya’s production seems to soar as the country recorded exports worth KSh 12.2 billion in 2018. Daily Nation asserts that the country exports rose from KSh 6.5 billion in 2016, and 5.2 billion in 2015. At the same time, Kenya has overtaken South Africa in total production.

The recent deal to export Avocados to China, as well as growing global demand, has sparked interest in fruit from various counties. For instance, Uasin Gishu county has issued Avocado seedlings to farmers. The county plans to establish at least 1000 acres of avocados. Such will diversify the counties portfolio of products, adding extra value its income from cereals.