Kenyans urged to increase exports to US

US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has challenged Kenyans to increase the number of products they export the US market under the AGOA arrangement.

Godec says the US government is keen to have more Kenyan agricultural produce access her market following the extension of AGOA by ten years.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett says Kenya is eager to learn from agricultural developed countries such as the US.

Kenya is set to bolster trade relations with the US in the area of agriculture if the latest move by US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec is anything to go by.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, the US envoy said that Kenya is yet to maximize the export of agricultural produce to the US under AGOA and that negotiations are underway to increase the volume and diversity of agricultural products Kenya can export to the US.

To enhance the competitiveness of Kenyan agricultural produce on the international front Bett says his ministry is keen to have Kenyan farmers practice modern farming methods learnt from agriculturally developed countries.

The CS says negotiations with the US on matters agriculture will also seek to explore new areas of partnership and funding of agricultural projects.


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