Signing new supply deals with local producers, Dubai-based agro-commodities firm and distributor Armela Farms is set to double the amount of fruit and vegetable imports from Kenya. Armela Farms said it would raise its weekly imports quantity of baby spinach, avocados, strawberries, and herbs from the current 2.5 tons to 5 tons. According to company director Rachan Shah, the Kenyan products will be supplied to local retail chains and restaurants in Dubai.
“We are planning to add more products from Kenya. We are working with a grower there to add baby spinach, avocados, strawberries, and berries, among others, to our product range,” said Ms. Shah.
The firm hopes to sign partnerships with Kenyan agricultural firms participating in the ongoing Expo 2020 Dubai.