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30 Luglio 2021

Kenya

KENYA - HORTICULTURE EARNINGS DROP SH6BN ON QUALITY CONCERNS

Horticulture earnings dropped by Sh6.3 billion in the first half of the year,attributed to lower quality produce that attracted reduced prices in the internationalmarket.The Directorate of Horticulture data shows Kenya earned Sh77 billion betweenJanuary and June, down from Sh83.3 billion last years.This is the steepest decline in earnings for the horticulture industry in the last fiveyears, raising concerns over quality standards, especially in the avocado sectorwhere some farmers have been harvesting immature fruit, Value dropped by Sh6.3billion attributed to low prices offered in the international market for low qualityproduce. Interceptions also contributed to low value traded over the half-yearperiod,” said Benjamin Tito, head of the directorate.He said avocado accounted for the bulk of the produce that was intercepted astraders exported immature fruits, which impacted negatively on the earnings. (ICE ADDIS ABEBA)


Fonte notizia: Business Daily