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The Hub supports food and fresh produce SMEs to export through AGOA

Published on December 10, 2015

On December 9, the Hub organized an African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Preparedness Workshop follow-up seminar for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food and fresh produce sector.  The main goal was to familiarize the entrepreneurs with sanitary phytosanitary standards (SPS), and give them the resources to navigate the export process. The Hub introduced participants to Kenya Plant health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), a critical organization for navigating the food and fresh produce export process in Kenya.

I used to feel that exporting to the U.S is hard in terms of meeting the required standards. I just discovered that all requirements are all doable. I am very much encouraged to start exporting to the U.S, said Wondwossen Worku, General Manager Elpizo International Trading Pic,Ethiopia pictured below.


AGOA Preparedness Workshop for food and fresh produce SMEs provided me with a great mentorship and networking opportunity. I have learnt that the U.S market is a great opportunity to look at, said Amina Mahmud Operations Director Eastern Africa Trading, Kenya pictured below.