Kenyan agricultural company drops pineapples for avocados due to global demand

KENYA - Kakuzi Limited, Kenyan agricultural cultivation and manufacture company has announced that it was stopping to grow pineapples this year in favour of avocado business, which the company said helped push profits for the year ended December. The company revealed the shift in plans when announcing its 2017 financial results, reporting a 5.2% increase…

Kenya lifts temporary ban on avocado exports

KENYA - Kenya's Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) has lifted a temporary ban on export of all Kenyan Fuerte and Hass avocado varieties over maturity issues - a move welcome by fresh produce exporter Selina Wamucii (Kenya) Ltd. According to CEO John Oroko, the lifting of the temporary suspension on the avocado exporters would bring…