The Kenyan government will ensure fresh produce exports to Europe and other export destinations. Principal Secretary for Crop Development Kello Harsama said that due to strictness by export destinations, local fresh produce has either been banned or re-tested in the laboratories thus leading to high cost of doing business. He said in the new strategies it will also require cracking down on traders exporting substandard produce.

Harsama said although Kenya has recorded high cases of notifications due exceeding maximum residual levels caused by pesticides applied in the last decade, due to collaboration between the government and export destinations, the problem has reduced drastically.