Containers suspected to ferry immature avocados intercepted

Officers from Agriculture Foods Authority (AFA) have intercepted three containers suspected to ferry immature avocados. The containers with 75 tonnes of avocados are being held in Mombasa where they were intercepted as investigations are commenced to establish if the fruits were ready for export. The  AFA Interim Director, Antony  Mureithi  said the fruits are suspected […]

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Farmers will no longer suffer after government releases new regulations

The  government  on Thursday  released the new potato regulations 2019 after being gazetted in early  April and passed  by the National Assembly  in  the  first  week  of  May 2019. The  government has for the last five years been trying to come up with regulations as the lack of law has been an impediment to farmers’ […]

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Macadamia processors halt operations citing low quality of nuts

Operations in macadamia processing plants have been stopped following low quality of delivered nuts. The processors have decried immature nuts being supplied by farmers, saying the nuts do not meet export standards. Members of Nuts Processors Association of Kenya (NPAK) have accused Agriculture Food Authority (AFA) of directing harvesting of macadamia from February 15, saying […]

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AFA to partner with county governments in boosting avocado farming

The  Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) will embark on strategies aimed at boosting avocado farming across the country. The authority will partner with county governments in providing needed technical know-how and advice towards increase of avocado production. The Vice Chairman of Council of Governors, Mwangi wa Iria said they had invited officers from AFA to […]

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