Kenya has expanded its market in Asia by exporting its first batch of avocados to India.
The consignment was shipped Monday from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi by Kenya Airways (KQ) Cargo.
This move opens up new market opportunities for local avocado farmers.
KQ announced on its LinkedIn page, “Kenya exports the first consignment of avocado to India, opening up new markets for avocado farmers. We are glad that Kenya Airways Cargo is providing the necessary logistics support to ensure that Kenya can leverage this new exciting opportunity for farmers, exporters, and fresh produce associations.”
Kenya exports 1st consignment of avocado to India, opening up new markets for avocado farmers.
We’re glad Kenya Airways Cargo is giving required logistics support to ensure Kenya leverages on this new opportunity for farmers, exporters & fresh produce associations. #avocado🥑 pic.twitter.com/GSQRoRqzt3
— Kenya Airways (@KenyaAirways) September 18, 2023
This development follows last year’s export of the first cargo of Hass variety avocados from agro-food processor Kakuzi to Shanghai, China.
The export of fresh avocados to China was facilitated by the signing of two protocols in early January to enable bilateral trade, mainly the export of avocados and aquatic products from Kenya to China.
Kenya Airways has direct flights from JKIA, Mombasa and Kisumu to Mumbai.