The visit will also take in Kenya, where agriculture accounts for 20pc of GDP, and tea and horticultural products are the country’s largest exports. Irish animal-health company Cross Vetpharm has operations in Kenya, and those active elsewhere in East Africa include MagGrow, a start-up commercialising eco-efficient spraying technology; Hermitage Genetics, which specialises in pig breeding, and milking parlour specialist DairyMaster. There’s no doubt that other Irish firms selling to the agricultural sector could also look to Africa.
This post was originally published at PAEPARD by François Stepman. It has been republished here with permission.