Testimonials

Very good service provided by RW Freight to Finland. This was my second time using them and would happily use them in the future when I have a export shipment.

Finland Exporter
79809

R W Freight have good export services to Scandnavia.

Scandinavia Customer No. 48752

We overall rate RW Freight as excellent for our Norway exports.

Norway Groupage Exporter
44569

More Testimonials

air freight Australia Brexit Canada cargo China container containers Covid-19 Denmark exporters exports exports China Finland France freight freight forwarders freight forwarding Freight Shipping Germany Gothenburg Hong Kong imports India Ireland italy Japan logisitics logistics Netherlands Norway Poland rail freight russia Seafreight shipping South Africa Spain Sweden Sweden freight Swedish Switzerland Turkey USA wine

Kenya: Boost for Horticulture Exports

Tags:


Kenya’s prospect of increased horticultural exports has received a major boost, after the State laboratory got permission to test chemical pesticide residues.

The Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service said its Analytical Chemistry Laboratory was given a clean bill of health to test produce destined for major markets such as the European Union (EU), where Kenya exports most of its flowers, fruits and vegetables.

The lab was re-accredited by the South African National Accreditation Service (SANAS).

Kephis Managing Director Esther Kimani said the move is a major relief to the Kenyan farmers whose produce has had challenges accessing export markets due to undetected chemical residues.

“This re-accreditation means that the laboratory’s competency can be assured. Therefore the pesticide residue monitoring programme which is key to export to the EU meets the requirements of obtaining reliable -and valid data,” Dr Kimani said.

“This will help Kenya’s exports such as beans and peas which are exported with pods, to pass the increased scrutiny on pesticides in the EU market.”

Several Kenyan horticultural products which have been under increased scrutiny recently for their high level of pesticides will now get quality assurance before export.