Kenya: Support for the 2022 Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs Conference

The 2022 Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Conference and Exhibition took place in November 2022 at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The theme for this year’s conference was “Enhancing Productivity, Quality, Food Safety, and Market Access for Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs”.

The main objective of the conference was to bring together stakeholders (both public and private) in the fruit, vegetables and herbs subsector to discuss challenges and opportunities, with an emphasis on promoting the competitiveness of Kenya’s fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs through wider adoption of business models that will guarantee increased production of high quality, safe fruits, vegetables and herbs, along with enhanced market access.

The NExT Kenya programme supported the conference, which aimed to highlight the achievements of regional and national programmes across Kenya that have helped to address some of the more critical challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector. Through networking, discussions and exchange of ideas, the various stakeholder groups have increased clarity of roles and responsibilities, which will allow them to better prepare for the next steps towards sustainable solutions and development.

This activity is implemented by COLEACP and supported by the NExT Kenya (New Export Trade) programme, established in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Nairobi and Kenyan stakeholders.