Kenya imports 95% of its total edible oil requirements. However, many oil-seeds such as sunflower, simsim, soya beans, rapeseed, coconut, castor and groundnuts can be grown and processed locally.
Opportunities in oilseed-processing industry will stimulate supply and meet domestic market demand.
Coconut farm at the Kenyan coast
The Government has put in place incentives in favour of importation of oilseed as raw material as opposed to processed or finished goods. In addition, investors can consider oil crop plantations, oil processing and high quality packaging for export.