AVOCADO MARKET ON THE RISE AS UASIN GISHU EYES TO MEET THE GAP IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

AVOCADO MARKET ON THE RISE AS UASIN GISHU EYES TO MEET THE GAP IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Uasin Gishu County has favourable conditions that support the best avocadoes.

Avocadoes from this region are currently on demand in new markets as Europe, Asia and part of the Americas.

This was disclosed today by a team of investors who paid a courtesy call to the office of Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno.

According to C.J Ramos, marketing consultant at Hanse Agrostore international, the quality of fruits that grow in Uasin Gishu are the on-demand in the western markets, a call of good news to farmers who have ventured into cultivating the high-value crop.

Ramos said that there is a promising market of the commodity, urging the County to stimulate the farmers to cultivate more of the crop.

He expressed his commitment through Hanse Agrostore to get ready markets for Avocado in Europe.

Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno pointed out that the County has been distributing high-value crops that include avocado seedlings with an aim of empowering them economically.

Chemno further noted that the County is aiming at achieving a certain number of acreage of avocado plantations, this through campaigns for farmers to adopt cultivation of the fruit.

Furthermore, Chemno expressed confidence in the existence of the market for the commodity, calling on farmers to cultivate more in order to meet the market demand.

Ramos was accompanied by Dorcas Jeruto of Agriken international, a Dutch organization promoting farming activities through linking them to markets in Africa and beyond.

In attendance were the CEC in charge of Agriculture Samwel Yego and his Chief Officer Julius Rotich.

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