Keitt Exporters To Diversify Into Oil

To help mitigate risk and ongoing trading restrictions with China and Taiwan Kenya’s Keitt Exporters is exploring potential new opportunities in added value avocado products.

According to sales and marketing manager Grace Thuita The company is looking at processes and machinery to produce avocado oil as a way of gaining further value from the fresh product.

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Kenyan company plans bio-organic fertiliser plants

Two Phillipine-based companies have entered an agreement with Kenyan start-up Wanda Organic to establish bio-organic fertiliser manufacturing plants in Nakuru and Laikipia counties by the end of the year-end.

Under the tripartite agreement, ELR Family Trading Inc and Richfund International Company Ltd will provide technical support to Wanda Organic to produce fertiliser branded Plantmate Bio-Organic.

The fertiliser is a result of over 40 years of biotechnology research in Southeast Asia, Australia and the Middle East.Wanda said Monday the product has been successfully tested in Machakos and Makueni counties where farmers reported up to 30 per cent yield increases.

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The future of food, hospitality and agriculture in Africa will be a key theme throughout the 2017 installment of FOODAGRO AFRICA, which will run from 2 – 4 June, 2017 in Kenya, 10 – 12 August 2017 in Tanzania and 12 – 14 May 2017 in Ethiopia. More than 200 + exhibitors will showcase their latest innovations to thousands of buyers and decision makers, all looking to place orders on the industry’s newest products. Visitors will also be able to hear from experts who will offer business support, advice and debate during the three-day events.

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Kenya, Uganda top in hospitality industry targets

Kenya and Uganda are among the top 10 preferred African countries for hotel developments, with hotels planning to add new rooms this year.

The two countries have been ranked seventh and 10th respectively in a recent survey by W Hospitality, a global company providing advisory services for the hotel, tourism and leisure industries.

Eight global hotel chains, among them Radisson, Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott and Kempinski, plan to add 1,510 rooms in Kenya while in Uganda nine international hotels, among them Hilton and Sheraton, plan to build 1,397 rooms.

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