Savvy farmers capitalise on growing demand for avocado in export markets

Keumbu Avocado

A man spreads out his avocado produce at Keumbu Market in Kisii in August 2020. Middlemen were buying a sack of the fruit at a paltry Sh800.

Photo credit: Ondari Ogega Nation Media Group

A few years back, Grace Ngungi took a leap of faith and began pulling down the coffee plants on her 400-hectare farm in Juja, Kiambu County, to replace half the farm with avocado trees.

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