Fresh avocados from Kenya wait to be transported to the Chinese market. Photo: Xinhua
Fresh avocados from Kenya wait to be transported to the Chinese market. Photo: Xinhua

How China’s moves to balance African trade are being driven by a taste for avocado

  • The avocado has caught on among the Chinese middle-class, good news for Beijing’s aims to import US$300 billion in African farm produce by 2025
  • Tanzania has joined Kenya in exporting the super fruit to China, with South Africa also looking for market access

Fresh avocados from Kenya wait to be transported to the Chinese market. Photo: Xinhua
Fresh avocados from Kenya wait to be transported to the Chinese market. Photo: Xinhua
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