Kenya is particularly known in Europe for its (summer) flowers, legumes and beans. But the country produces much more fruit and vegetables, like baby corn, spring onions, spinach, exotic species and sweet potatoes. George David Nyagisere, director of Kisaju Fresh Limited, says that they grow many types of fruit and vegetables. "Beans, sugar snaps, mangoes and avocados are produced on a large scale for export purposes. And we also produce several types of cabbages, onions, pumpkins and spinach for the local market, among others."

George David Nyagisere at Macfrut 2016.

Export to Europe
Kisaju Fresh Limited Farm has an acreage of about 100 hectares (including contracted farms who grow for KFL). All these companies are GlobalGAP certified. The company employs agricultural experts with extensive experience in vegetable cultivation. "Since 2014 we’ve also been focusing on the export of our fruit and vegetables. We currently export to the UK but are also looking at European countries and the Far East. That’s why we participated in the Macfrut fruit and vegetable trade show in Rimini this year."

Boom in vegetables

If there is a greater demand in the future KFL will easily be able to respond to it. "If we don’t have sufficient own production of certain products, we have many farmers in the area who can deliver. The products will of course meet the required quality standards. Clients appreciate our expertise and we hope that our future customers will also notice it. As a country Kenya has rapidly grown in the export of flowers in recent years. We want to boom in vegetables like we do in flowers."

For more information;
Kisaju Fresh Limited
George David Nyagisere
P.O. Box 50532 - 00200 Nairobi