Koga Vege Agricultural Development PLC Started Exporting Irrigated Hass Varity Avocado to the Europe Market.
25 ton of Hass Avocado collected from 87 out growers in Merawi Koga irrigation project area will be exported to Europe using a referee container from Bahirdar, then by train from Mojo to Djibouti for the first time.
The company takes the lead to introduce an improved Avocado variety for the out growers targeting the international market by providing the required inputs (correct variety of seeds, fertilizers and plant protection products), train farmers to comply GLOBAL G.A.P. standards and plant protection application according to international safety standards until farmers will be able to manage it themselves.
Koga Veg was founded in 2013 with an objective to boost rural economic development in the area around Bahir Dar where the area is characterized by smallholder agriculture and production of crops for own consumption or sale into the local market. Koga Veg introduces peas and other export crops as a means of increasing farmer income for the past years.