Agriculture and Food Authority, Retail Trade Association of Kenya launch KS 1758 Standard

KENYA – The Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) and the Retail Trade Association of Kenya (RETRAK) have launched the KS 1758 Standard by presenting audit certificates to farms who took part in the pilot stage of the program. “Another milestone in the domestic fresh produce market! We now have 7 KS 1758 Part 2 certified farms. One of the seven…

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Kenyan Government to put up hot water treatment facility to boost horticultural exports

KENYA – The government of Kenya through the Agriculture and Food Authority [AFA], has planned to launch a hot water treatment facility in Nairobi to boost export of Kenya’s horticulture products to international markets. Agriculture CS Peter Munya said the hot water treatment plant is a viable intervention for the fruit fly issue and by establishing this facility, Kenya will…

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Agriculture and Food Authority Kenya imposes stricter avocado maturity indices to safeguard export market

KENYA – Kenya’s Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) has reviewed the country’s avocado maturity indices and post-harvest handling process to safeguard the export market as global demand for the fruit surges. According to the new regulations, Kenya will now only export fruits that have a minimum of 24 per cent dry matter, as opposed to the the current 20 percent…

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Kenya’s agricultural authority warns potato farmers against breaching packaging rules

KENYA –  The Agriculture Food Authority (AFA), Kenya, has cautioned potato farmers and traders in Narok county against flouting packaging regulations. AFA Director General, Kello Harsama, said he will be visiting potato-growing areas in Melili and the upper parts of Narok, including Mau Narok, in the next two to three weeks to ensure the law is fully enforced. The Crops…

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