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Kenya’s Horticulture Directorate has banned exports of the nation’s avocado varieties to put a stop to harvesting of immature crops. According to Head of Horticulture Directorate, Benjamin Tito, the ban on Fuerte and Hass varieties will be effected on November 15. Exceptions will be considered for exporters who have the Jumbo type and those having off-season crops.

Traders and companies with off-season crops shall request verification for inspection from HCD regional offices in writing within 24 hours as from November 15. The review on when the ban will be lifted will be conducted on January 15 next year to ascertain the status of the crop.

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