Kenya's horticultural sector eyes China expo to boost revenues

Kenya's horticulture sector planned to participate in the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) to boost its revenue, the industry association said on Thursday.

Okisegere Ojepat, CEO of Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya (FPCK), told Xinhua in Nairobi that the event will provide an opportunity for Kenyan exporters to meet potential Chinese buyers for horticultural products.

"We want to use our participation at the China International Import Expo to make a major entry in the lucrative Chinese market," Ojepat said.

According to the FPCK, Kenya has a huge potential to increase exports given that 95 percent of fresh produce is consumed locally.

He said that in 2017, the east African nation exported some 159,000 tonnes of cut flowers.

The CEO added that the most common horticulture exports include cut-flowers, broccoli, spices and sugar snaps.

Read more at Xinhua (Mu Xuequan)

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