Posted on :Thursday , 4th April 2019
Kenya stands out as a huge business hub among all the countries in the East and Central African sub-regions, in terms of GDP, the economy of Kenya is the largest in the region with 53.40 USD by records that are available. It is also one of the top ten economies in the entire continent of Africa and there exist huge opportunities for small and medium-scale businesses that are involved with processing of food in this East African country. The centers of wealth in Kenya are agriculture and its allied services. Kenya is reputed for its large tea, coffee, grains and fruits such as mangoes, pineapples, passion fruit, oranges, watermelon, pawpaw, avocado and banana cultivation. With huge potential for discerning investors. The country boasts about its large herd of exotic dairy cows that provide fresh milk for processing into branded pasteurized milk and other dairy products like yoghurt, ice cream and sour milk products.Steady growth has been recorded in the sales and retail volume of cheese, sour milk, yoghurt and other dairy products according to a research done by euromonitor.com.
Since Kenya has such a varied vegetation and animal life.Tthe scope of a small-scale food processing business is better as the raw materials or base materials won’t have to be imported from afar making Kenya a land of great opportunity for small-scaled food processing businesses.