Zim to partner Kenya in supply of horticultural exports to global markets

By Bruce Chahwanda in Berlin Germany
THE Agricultural Marketing Authority is seeking to partner Kenya Horticultural Crops Directorate in the bulk supply of horticultural products to the European market and beyond.
The just ended 2022 Berlin Fruit logistica has opened avenues for further collaboration among nations in promoting the horticultural sector, with Zimbabwe and Kenya using the opportunity to deepen bilateral relations.
Agricultural Marketing Authority Chief Executive Officer Mr Clever Isaya, who was part of the delegation to Berlin, met his Kenyan counterpart to deliberate on existing opportunities.
“We have been discussing with our colleagues in Kenya, following up on the visit by His Excellency the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa. We are following up on exploring areas of possible collaboration in the horticulture, we are looking at synergies considering we produce similar products,” he said.
Kenya Horticultural Crops Directorate Deputy Director, Ms Anne Gikonyo said there is great scope to deepen the two countries bilateral relations through promoting horticultural exports.
“We have discovered that our mandate is very similar in terms of the output we give to our stakeholders. Our heads of state met recently so going forward we take it to another level, bilateral agreements were signed to ensure we deepen the collaborations,” she said.
Zimbabwe and Kenya recently signed seven memoranda of understanding to deepen bilateral relations, with the latest engagements in the horticultural sector set to boost earnings for the two countries.