The Government has raised concern over malpractices by Chinese companies that allegedly con farmers and smuggle thousands of metric tons of raw macadamia nuts for export to China. A report by a taskforce formed by the Ministry of Agriculture to probe the export has proposed necessary interventions be made to bring sanity in the macadamia industry in which three Chinese firms are accused…Full Article: Standard Digital May 2014

Key Point

  • The Nut Processors Association of Kenya (NUTPAK) has accused the Quiwei Foods, Africhina International and Hexing Nuts Kenya of exporting nine container loads of unprocessed macadamias (via Tanzania) that were initially purchased from farmers in Kenya’s Central province

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  • China, USA, and the EU are the top macadamia import markets

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