Kakuzi lures Chinese fresh fruit importer

Agricultural company, Kakuzi Plc has confirmed plans to double avocado exports to China following an engagement with Dalian Yidu Group, a major Chinese importer of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) listed firm recently hosted a high-powered delegation from the Dalian Yidu Group at its Makuyu, Murang’a County, orchards and packhouse, who were in the country on a three-day familiarization visit.

Speaking when he conducted the tour, the firm’s managing director Chris Flowers said the company is all set to enhance its exports to China once the harvest season opens late next month. The company, Mr Flowers said, has invested heavily to ensure compliance with the stringent Chinese market demands, including tree-to-plate traceability protocols. To sustain production, the company has also expanded its avocado orchards by a further 60 hectares, up from 927 hectares at a Sh120 million investment cost, to meet the ever-growing demand for quality superfoods globally.

“Kakuzi Plc is strategically positioned to provide quality superfoods for the local and export markets. The visit by the team from Dalian Yidu underscores the importance of quality management systems as such buyers undertake rigorous evaluations to enable them to deliver nothing but the best to their discerning customers,” Flowers said.

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