Israel avocado firm sets base in Kenya

Granot International Company one of the biggest packers of avocado in the Israel market has established it’s base in Kenya at Naivasha in Nakuru County.

Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi who recently toured the firm’s pack house in  Hadera Israel says that the company has began growing large scale avocado for the export market and also creating employment opportunities of approximately 2,000 employees in Kenya.

“The government, through my ministry, will collaborate with Granot for the benefit of our farmers who will directly gain from improved seedlings, technology, pack houses, and international market linkages. The company will engage out-growers who will benefit directly by selling their products to the company, this will definitely increase profits for our farmers and cut off middlemen who suppress farmers. It’s important to note that Kenya has among the best weather and soil for avocado farming in the world,” says the CS

The CS was accompanied in his tour by Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii Chelilim, Eng. John Kipchumba Tanui PS, ICT and Digital Economy, Dr. Paul Ronoh, PS State Department for Water and Sanitation and Israel Ambassador in Kenya Michael Lotem, among others.

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