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Fresh or Frozen: Should Kenya and China Renegotiate Their 2019 “Avocado Deal”?

73-year old avocado farmer Simon Kimani holds some of his crop in Kandara in central Kenya. KEVIN MIDIGO / AFP

Whether it is ordering a vegetarian wrap or having a healthy fruit and veggie smoothie, the most sought after ingredient I crave for is avocado! Today, be it Beijing or Shanghai, restaurant chains and smoothie bars, are now catering to their customers’ healthy tastes, delivering on this fruit in different meals and drinks. Whether fresh or frozen, there is always an intriguing story behind how these fruits end up in China because most are not grown domestically, they’re imported.

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