Mango farm to an export venture
Are you sick and tired of getting low mango prices from the local market…
and you want to venture into the export market?
Has your farms productivity exceeded the local market demand and you want to take your mango orchard to the next level of productivity?
If that describes you, then you are at the right place.
I found a wonderful article that describes the story of a Kenyan mango farmer named Mutheu Kithuma.
If you read it, you’ll find some Encouragement. Power and more energy to continue with your mango growing business whatever comes your way.
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The article talks about:
One farmer who started her mango farm in 2013 with just a few trees on a small piece of land.
Over the years, she expanded her farm and began to focus on exporting her mango fruits to other countries.
However, this did not come easy.
Ms Kithuma explains that some of the key challenges she faced were:
- Finding the right export markets,
- as well as understanding the regulations and requirements for exporting fruits.
However, with the help of various government agencies and private sector organizations, she was able to navigate these challenges and grow her export business.
One of the main strategies Kithuma employed to grow her export venture was investing in high-quality mango planting materials.
She also invested in modern farming techniques, such as drip irrigation and pruning, to improve the yields and quality of his mangoes.
Additionally, Kithuma worked closely with extension officers from the Ministry of Agriculture to learn about the latest farming practices and to access training and technical assistance.
Kithuma also made efforts to build strong relationships with buyers, exporters and other industry players.
She joined a local farmers association, which helped him connect with other farmers and learn about new export opportunities.
She also participated in trade shows and exhibitions to showcase his mangoes and meet potential buyers.
As a result of these efforts, Kithuma’s export business has grown significantly.
Her farm now produces over 20,000 trays of mangoes per year, and he exports to several countries, including the United States, Canada, and the Middle East.
- Kithuma attributes her success to:
- Hard work,
- and willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges.
She encourages other farmers to pursue export opportunities and to take advantage of the support available from government and private sector organizations.
In conclusion, the article highlights the story of a Kenyan mango farmer who successfully grew his farm into an export venture.
The key takeaways from the article include the importance of investing in high-quality planting materials, modern farming techniques, and building strong relationships with buyers and other industry players.
Additionally, it emphasizes the need to learn about the regulations and requirements for exporting fruits and the importance of taking advantage of support from government and private sector organizations.
If you’d like to enjoy similar results, and you want to start a mango farm, mango seedlings are available here.
If you’d like to read the full story, follow the link at the top of this page.