South Africa lifts ban on avocado exports from Kenya


July 27, 2018, Nairobi. Kenya has something to smile about following the lifting of a ban on avocado exports to South Africa imposed   10 years ago over fruitflies.

Dr Isaac Macharia, General Manager, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service said it’s a major achievement for Kenya’s pest management.

South Africa banned avocado imports from Kenya leading to losses estimated at Ksh 2 billion per year.