EPHIS EXPERIENCE WITH MARKET ACCESS AND COMPLIANCE WITH OFFICIAL STANDARDS

W. Otieno
According to figures from Kenya Revenue Authority and Horticulture Crop Development Authority (HCDA, 2009), quantity of horticultural exported produce both fresh and processed rose from 385,188 Mt in 2007 to 423,129 Mt in 2008 while export value of horticultural produce rose from KSh 57.3 billion to KSh 73.7 billion over the same period (Table 1).
Almost 7 million tons of horticultural produce is marketed in domestic and export markets with only around 5 to 6% being exported with the rest left in the local markets. 95% of the exported horticultural produce is destined for European Union (EU) market. Already it is believed that Kenya’s flowers control more than 30% of the EU market. Vegetables are well known in UK and France with shares in large supermarkets like Tesco, Marks and Spencer. The Kenya bean is a choice of many in European capitals.
Otieno, W. (2011). EPHIS EXPERIENCE WITH MARKET ACCESS AND COMPLIANCE WITH OFFICIAL STANDARDS. Acta Hortic. 911, 73-76
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.911.8
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.911.8
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