Yeserday, Kakuzi PLC celebrated the operationalization of the new Lamu port with an inaugural 80-ton cargo of avocados that was destined for France. Avocados grown at the Kakuzi PLC Makuyu orchards are part of the cargo loaded on the MV Seago Bremerhaven which docked at the port of Lamu.
According to Kakuzi MD Chris Flowers, the port will provide wider benefits for agribusiness firms that import farm inputs and export produce. “As a truly Kenyan agribusiness firm, we are excited at the operationalisation of the first berth at the Port of Lamu. This development begins to crystallise the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project, which will benefit Kenyan producers immensely and congratulate the Government and the Kenya Ports Authority among the other development partners for this milestone.”
Grown in Makuyu, Murang’a County, the Kakuzi avocado fruit, Flowers said, is steadily enjoying market preference due to its high quality.
“Our location provides a temperate climate which is perfectly suited to the production of avocado. From seedling to fork, we have full control over the entire value chain, ensuring complete traceability and a high quality product,” Flowers told citizentv.co.ke.