Certificados para permitir exportaciones de aguacate de Kenia a Europa
The Export Promotion Council (EPC) has welcomed the issuance of conformity certificates to 12 companies allowing 294 farmers to sell freshly harvested Kenyan avocados to Europe.
Council chief executive Peter Biwott said State agencies were duty-bound to promote Kenyan farmers’ access to European markets by supporting initiatives that prepare local farm produce for export.
Mr Biwott spoke in Thika where nine companies that work with nine Murang’a Avocado self-help groups received the coveted Overall 9 Global Gap Certificates.
This was after meeting the requirements on good farm management and sustainable practices that benefit individual farmers under the Export Sector Competitiveness Programme funded by the Netherlands government.
Mr Biwott said commissioning of the standard gauge railway also presented exporters of farm produce an affordable mode of transport, which would help Kenyan goods be more competitive at the global market while enabling local companies to enjoy better profits from reduce input costs.
“The certification has brought in 294 farmers into the avocado exporting bracket increasing avocado exports by 35 per cent.