Kisii County government and Avofresh Processors Limited have signed an agreement for the installation of plant machinery at the Kisii Avocado Factory for processing of avocados and support avocado farmers get fair prices from their produce.
Avofresh Director Fernando Marques lauded the Ministry of Agriculture for continuously supporting them saying the project will go a long way in helping avocado farmers succeed in their farming activities. Marques noted that through the support of the UK Aid’s Sustainable Economic Development Programme (SUED), they have established collection centres around the county to allow for easy collection of the avocados.
Kisii Governor James Ongwae said the factory will be a game changer to almost 270,000 farmers and over 100 wholesalers in the avocado value chain. Ongwae also pointed out that the county is keen on strengthening the avocado value chain saying that avocado farming was previously done for subsistence purposes and on a small scale.