Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Kenya
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Coconut
Date
01/02/2015
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Sector development
Description
Established a new body within the country’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority to oversee the development of the coconut industry in coastal regions.
Notes
A new body, the Nuts and Oilcrops Directorate has been established within Kenya’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority to oversee the development of the coconut industry in coastal regions. Reportedly, the sector is suffering due to a large population of non-productive palms as well as pests, diseases and climate change. The new directorate has been tasked with bringing together farmers, processors, traders and financial institutions to coordinate the industry’s rehabilitation.