Avocado farming is among the viable investments one can make.
At the moment, the supply of avocados is less than its demand. This can be attributed by the fact that in many American diets, avocado has turned into a staple food.
Moreover, avocado exportation is experiencing a high demand from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates.
The number of customers ordering full containers each month has increased greatly since February 2019.
Right now the country is exporting avocados to China.
Also, the South Africa market that had been closed since 2008 following the infestation of the fruits by oriental fruit fly was reopened last year in July. The fruits can also be exported to Spain and the Netherlands.
The increase in demand, as well as the opening of more markets for the protein-rich fruit, provides a great opportunity for you to reap high benefits from avocado farming in years to come. Having a market for products is integral to the success of any business.
Right now over 10 counties in the country have ventured into avocado farming. These include Murang’a, Bomet, Nyandarua, Nandi, Nyeri, and Kericho County.
You don’t have to worry about where to get the avocado seedlings because according to the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri, the government is providing certified and subsidised Hass avocado seedlings to anyone interested every year.
According to the Agriculture ministry, the acreage under avocado is 112,107 but the government is targeting 200,210 acres by the year 2022.