KENYA - Kenya’s pepper exports to the European Union (EU) risk a ban following the emergence of a new and lethal pest that is wreaking havoc on the crop.
UGANDA - The ministry of trade is to issue codes to all exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables as one of the measures to clean up the sector which is facing an impending ban from European markets.
EAST AFRICA - Kenya and Tanzania will benefit from a 1.2 million euro ($1.34 million) project to tackle insect pests and diseases constraining the production of citrus fruits in the two countries.
KENYA - Peas and beans in pods (unshelled) from Kenya will continue to be subjected to strict sanitary and phytosanitary controls before entering the European market, following a rise in cases of contaminated produce last year.
KENYA - Flower exporters are yet to receive tax refund from the government now running into tens of billions of shillings.
AFRICA - African countries should consider long term investments in horticulture as a profitable sector that can boost their exports, Dutch experts have advised.
UGANDA - The two ministries of Trade and Agriculture have resolved to impose a self-ban on export of fresh fruits and vegetables to the European Union markets to control the spread of harmful organisms found in the produce exported.
KENYA - The European Union (EU) has lifted a mandatory checks requirement on Kenya’s beans entering its market, easing a logistical burden that has undermined the country’s emerging export segment.
ETHIOPIA - The International Finance Cooperation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group, announced it will lend up to 90 million Euros to Afriflora Group, a large-scale rose grower and distributor based in Ethiopia.
GHANA – GhanaVeg, an initiative supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands aimed at enhancing commercial agriculture in Ghana, on Tuesday held a training of trainers’ workshop for stakeholders in the vegetable industry.
SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa, the world’s biggest orange exporter after Spain and Egypt, will avoid citrus shipments through Spanish ports to avert a possible ban after authorities there refused producers permission to inspect testing facilities for black-spot disease.
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