French Beans farming in Kenya

Harvesting is done at regular intervals and continue for about one or two months.

If you have followed the right farming procedures you  can get a yield of 6 tonnes per acre in a span of 2 and half months.

French beans varieties

Below are the the varieties in Kenya;


Where to buy french seeds in Kenya

If you are in contract farming with an exporting agent, they should provide seeds to you but if not, you can also purchase seeds from your local agrovet .

You can buy seeds from Kenya High Seeds whose brand name is ‘Royal seed’. Contact them on their toll free number 0800720250 .

French beans exporting companies in Kenya

There are several buyers of French beans in Kenya who export the produce to the European countries.

One of the key elements of a buyer is he or she should be a member of Fresh produce exporters association of Kenya.This is a body that ensures the Kenya horticultural industry adheres to safety and good agricultural practices in line with global standards.

Some of the accredited buyers are;

French Beans Exporters 
Afrifresh Horticulture LimitedAll fresh growers
About nutri fresh KenyaEMG Biofields Limited
Envisage LimitedFlamingo Horticulture Kenya
Forever Green Growers LimitedFrigoken Limited
GardenVeg Exporters LimitedGreenstep Exported Fresh Limited
Hillsted Fresh LimitedInterVeg Exports Limited
Jade Fesh LimitedKenya Fresh Produce exporters
Myner Exports LimitedOka Fresh Exports Limited
Pino agenciesSpintex enterprises Limited
The fresh approach LimitedKeilt Exporters Limited

How to export french beans from Kenya

To export French beans from Kenya you need to;

  1. Apply to become an exporter of horticultural produce and have a HCD export license.
  2. Be a member of the fresh produce exporters association of Kenya.
See also  Capsicum farming in Kenya

How to apply for a HCD export license

Forward the following documents to the Horticultural Foods Directorate;

  •  Certified copy Certificate of Business Registration from the Registrar of companies.
  •  Copy of K. R. A. Pin
  •  Certified copies of memorandum and articles of association
  • Copies of Identity Cards of all the Directors. A photocopy of passport and work permit if a Director or Directors are foreigners.
  •  Documentary evidence from overseas clients, e. g. a letter, fax or e-mail that you are ready to start an export business.
  •  Knowledge of the requirements from overseas market
  •  Business permit from local Authority
  •  Typed application form 1A and 1B.
  •  Certified Tax compliance certificate
  • Registration fee of Ksh 5,000 per year

How to apply to Fresh produce exporters association of Kenya

  1. Apply by downloading and filling the ordinary member application form .
  2. Along with the application form attach:
  3. Copy of certificate of incorporation of the company
  4. Copy of KRA PIN of the company
  5. Copy of HCD export license (for previous year)
  6. Other certificates relevant to horticulture produce export business such as Global GAP certificate.
  7. Pay a membership fee of Ksh 20,000 which is non-refundable.


French beans farming in Kenya is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to start their own business and has the time, space, and money.

If you want more information about how to get started with this type of farming please contact us today!

We will be happy to help answer any of your questions or concerns.

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