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  The Kenyan government signed an agreement Monday with an agricultural processing and food distribution company Twiga Foods to help create small food crop manufacturing parks to help expand the reach of Kenyan food products to the regional market from East Africa Kenyan President William Ruto who witnessed the signing of the agreement in Nairobi the Kenyan capital said the company would work to create regional delivery hubs for food exports to the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC and throughout the Central African region after the Entry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo into the East African Community EAC Ruto who also witnessed the launch of a regional food distribution center located in the Tatu Town Industrial Park in Ruiru Kiambu County on the outskirts of Nairobi said the goal of funding the establishment of a retail network efficient was to oversee cost reduction of food products We are witnessing the establishment of pioneering and imaginative food distribution technology that helps convert food into non perishable forms These are then distributed to 140 000 retailers with nearly 2 million daily food deliveries Ruto said Under the agreement the government would ensure that small farmers producing food for distribution through Twiga Foods access loans from a newly created Fund for Micro and Small Enterprises to finance their capital requirements to sustain production for the regional market Ruto said the tripartite agreement signed between the two ministries and the Kenyan start up which uses e commerce to improve the distribution of its food products to households will also focus on making it easier for Twiga Foods to export food products to all of Africa under the framework of the African Convention Continental Free Trade Agreement AfCFTA Ruto said the collaboration would enhance the participation of Kenya s agricultural trade within the EAC the Common Market for East Africa and the AfCFTA which are expanded regional markets He said that improved efficiency in the distribution of food products would also be beneficial for the Kenyan economy and the regional market because it would lead to better intra African trade We will demonstrate what a food collection center can do to transform trade We hope to use this type of technology to increase the level of intra African trade from 13 to 70 percent Ruto said Xinhua
Kenya to create food export hubs

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– The Kenyan government signed an agreement Monday with an agricultural processing and food distribution company, Twiga Foods, to help create small food crop manufacturing parks to help expand the reach of Kenyan food products to the regional market. from East Africa.

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Kenyan President William Ruto, who witnessed the signing of the agreement in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, said the company would work to create regional delivery hubs for food exports to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and throughout the Central African region after the Entry of the Democratic Republic of the Congo into the East African Community (EAC).

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Ruto, who also witnessed the launch of a regional food distribution center located in the Tatu Town Industrial Park in Ruiru, Kiambu County, on the outskirts of Nairobi, said the goal of funding the establishment of a retail network efficient was to oversee cost reduction. of food products.

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“We are witnessing the establishment of pioneering and imaginative food distribution technology that helps convert food into non-perishable forms. These are then distributed to 140,000 retailers with nearly 2 million daily food deliveries,” Ruto said.

Under the agreement, the government would ensure that small farmers producing food for distribution through Twiga Foods access loans from a newly created Fund for Micro and Small Enterprises to finance their capital requirements to sustain production for the regional market.

Ruto said the tripartite agreement signed between the two ministries and the Kenyan start-up, which uses e-commerce to improve the distribution of its food products to households, will also focus on making it easier for Twiga Foods to export food products to all of Africa under the framework of the African Convention. Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Ruto said the collaboration would enhance the participation of Kenya’s agricultural trade within the EAC, the Common Market for East Africa and the AfCFTA, which are expanded regional markets.

He said that improved efficiency in the distribution of food products would also be beneficial for the Kenyan economy and the regional market because it would lead to better intra-African trade.

“We will demonstrate what a food collection center can do to transform trade. We hope to use this type of technology to increase the level of intra-African trade from 13 to 70 percent,” Ruto said. ■

(Xinhua)

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