• The India government has officially opened its vast market of approximately 1.4 billion consumers to the Kenyan avocados
• Over the years, both nations have strengthened their engagement across multifaceted domains, including trade and investment
Avocado famers in the country can now sell their produce in markets in India.
This is after the Kenya government and that of India struck a deal to see avocados from Kenya exported to Indian markets.
In this regard, the first consignment of Kenyan avocados was flagged off to India from Jomo Kenyatta International airport on Saturday.
Already, the Indian government has officially opened its vast market of approximately 1.4 billion consumers to the Kenyan avocados, following the completion of technical and other requirements.
A formal Gazette notification to this effect was recently issued by the Government of India.
Present during the flag off were the PS for Crop Development of Kello Harsama, High Commissioner of India to Kenya Namgya Khampa and High Commissioner of Kenya to India Willy Bett.
Also present were Agriculture and Food Authority DG Willis Audi and the chairman Cornelly Serem, representatives of exporters as well as other public and private stakeholders.
“It is expected that the launch of bilateral trade in avocados between India and Kenya will directly benefit Kenyan Agri-farmers, exporters, and Indian consumers,” a statement released to newsrooms said.
Kenya is one of the largest avocado producers in the world and has high quality avocados of over 40 varieties.
They include Hass, Fuerte, Keitt, Reed, Booth 8, Simmonds, Pinkerton, Nabal, Puebla, Tonnage, Ettinger, Hayes, G6 and G7.
“This development also supports the growing two-way trade relations between India and Kenya,” the statement reads.
Over the years, both nations have strengthened their engagement across multifaceted domains, including trade and investment.
Bilateral trade between India and Kenya remains robust and key pillar of bilateral cooperation.