Workshop – avocado supply chain in Kenya focuses on quality

In Kenya the Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD; formerly Horticultural Crops Development Authority), Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) and Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya (FPC), together with COLEACP, organized a two-day workshop on 3 December 2018. The event brought together 140 participants from throughout the country’s avocado value chain (producers, importers, exporters, logistics operators, competent authorities and transport companies).

The main reason for the meeting was the current challenge faced by the Kenyan industry to improve the commercial quality of its avocados in order to position itself better in relation to its competitors (e.g. South Africa, Peru) and to promote production on the international market.

The meeting enabled all stakeholders to recognize the need to work collectively to meet the commercial challenge and to identify the actions to be implemented as a priority in 2019: collective technical training, specific individual support via the Fit For Market programme, communication towards European importers on the progress made.