The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry(KNCCI) this morning hosted Fruchthog Ehinger, a company supported by the Germany Development Bank, on Mango Project in North Rift and Lower Eastern Regions. The project aims to enhance capacity building, water supply, and climate partnership, with the involvement of, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) and Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya (FPC Kenya)
The meeting focused on details of the project, with the aim of boosting the mango industry in North Rift and Lower Eastern Regions ,improve the supply chain, value addition, enhance the safety of mangoes, job creation, export and domestic sales, support farmers on irrigation equipment and increase market opportunities for our members.
This collaboration will not only provide access to new markets but also help in the development of a sustainable supply chain for our members. The partnership with Fruchthog Ehinger and the Germany Development Bank will also provide technical expertise in enhancing the quality of our mangoes and improving post-harvest handling processes.
Moreover, the involvement of KEPHIS and AFA in the project will ensure compliance with international standards for food safety and quality, which will increase market opportunities for our members both locally and globally.
This initiative aligns with our goal of promoting economic growth and creating sustainable solutions for our members. It is an excellent opportunity for us to collaborate with stakeholders who share our vision.
In attendance were; Chamber 1st Vice President Dr. Erick Rutto (Host), Baringo Central Member of Parliament Hon. Joshua Kandie, Fruchthog Ehinger Max Lene, Germany Development Bank, Nihlas Fisches, Fresh Produce Kenya CEO, Okisegere Ojepat, KEPHIS, Fredrick Koome and AFA- HCD Wambua Mutavi, Chair Baringo Chapter Elisha and KNCCI secretariat