Rosecoco: Kenya ranked top in beens production on the continent.
Rosecoco: Kenya is ranked top in beens production on the continent.
Today I share some data on Beans (dry) Production (2017 to 2021)Kenya 🇰🇪 ranks 3rd in Africa in Production of Beans, just behind Tanzania 🇹🇿 and Uganda 🇺🇬, and 9th Globally
Between 2017 and 2021, Kenya’s annual production averaged 0.77 Million MTs (Uganda ~ 0.81 Million MTs and Tanzania ~ 1.27 Million MTs)
Adding Ethiopia 🇪🇹 (4th in Africa), Burundi 🇧🇮 (5th) and Rwanda 🇷🇼 (6th), the 6 East African Countries account to 60% of Africa’s Production
Back to Kenya; although the country ranks 3rd in the continent, there has been a downward trend in production over the years
The annual production has declined from a high of 0.85 Million MTs in 2017 to the 2021 estimate of 0.67 Million MTs, which is a 21% drop in 5 years
The annual consumption of Beans in Kenya is estimated as 14 KGs/Person/Year, and highest in Western Kenya at 66 KGs/Person/Year.
Kenya’s annual average per capita consumption is 5th highest in the continent, and also globally just behind Rwanda 🇷🇼, Burundi 🇧🇮, Tanzania 🇹🇿 and Uganda 🇺🇬 in that order
By quantity, Kenya in 2022 consumed about 0.72 Million MTs against a production of 0.67 Million MTs and hence a deficit of roughly 50,000 MTs
In addition, Kenya does export about 60,000 MTs and hence the deficit widens to roughly 110,000 MTs and hence importation to bridge the gap
The Top 5 export markets for the Kenyan Beans include India 🇮🇳, Pakistan 🇵🇰 , Vietnam 🇻🇳, UAE 🇦🇪 and Thailand 🇹🇭 in that order
On the Opposite, Kenya imports most of its Beans from Tanzania 🇹🇿, Ethiopia 🇪🇹 and Uganda 🇺🇬
Some of the major Rose Coco, Mwîtemania, Wairimu, Mwezi Moja among others. Some of the leading producers of dry beans in Kenya include Bungoma, Narok, Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bomet, Meru among others