Group training on Avocado Fruit Quality Management

In February, 19 staff of Kenyan avocado exporters took part in training on commercial fruit quality management, with a focus on good harvest and post-harvest practices. The participants were technical and extension staff responsible for avocado quality control within their companies. The focus on the first day was on best practices in setting up an orchard, avocado growing, and at farm, packhouse and logistical levels. The training incorporated two field visits on the second and third days: one to a large-scale and one to a small-scale avocado orchard. This allowed the participants to appreciate first-hand the different management practices in the different types of orchard. The training will be followed up by in-company coaching on avocado dry matter testing, to coincide with the start of the Kenyan 2022 avocado season.

This activity is implemented by COLEACP and supported by the NExT Kenya (New Export Trade) programme, established in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Nairobi and Kenyan stakeholders.

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