Islamabad: Reportedly, due to joint efforts by the All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA) and the Department of Plant Production (DPP) serving under the Federal Ministry of National Food Security & Research and the Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan may soon be exporting fruits such as kinnow and mango to Kenya, tapping a major international market in Africa.
According to reports, a Kenyan group of quarantine experts visited Pakistan earlier this month to assess the possibilities of importing the two fruits and expressed satisfaction with the quarantine facilities’ standards. According to officials, the opening of new markets in Africa will aid Pakistan’s entry into other connecting markets for horticultural exports. Similarly, horticultural exporters stated that the Kenyan delegation’s visit was a huge success, with foreign specialists praising the high quality of processing plants and strict adherence to quarantine protocols.
If kinnow exports begin this season, Kenya might become a lucrative foreign market for Pakistani citrus, with a potential market of 40,000 to 50,000 tonnes.
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