You need to have the following documents:-


  1. Copy of certificate of Business Registration from the Registrar of Companies.
  2. Copy of the company’s KRA Pin
  3. An adequate knowledge of quality standards for horticultural produce on the market.
  4. Documentary evidence from your overseas client, e.g a letter, fax or email that you are ready to start an export business.
  5. Photocopies of IDs for all the Directors. A photocopy of passport and work permit if a Director or Director are foreigners.
  6. Forms to be submitted typewritten. (Download from the website- Download Form 1 A and Form 1 B)
  7. Company stamp and Authorized signatory of applicants in the forms.
  8. Export Licence fee Ksh.5,000/- for 1 year and Cess Deposit of Ksh.5,000/-


  1. Farm Inspection Report.
  2. Pack House Inspection Report.
  3. PS Form (Farmer Details). (Download from the website)
  4. Buyer- Produce Contracts- witnessed by HCD officer.
  5. Inspection Report on Transport Facility.
  6. Seed Purchase Receipts (For Peas and Beans).
  7. Demonstrate Traceability  System (Farm to Pack House).
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Comments (18)

  • Richard Otsieno April 15, 2016 Reply

    Am doing French beans farming at kabati on medium scale and supplying local exporters whom i feel their offer is relatively low. Kindly by any chance can you get me a potential buyer from a broad.

    • Charles Achieng November 15, 2016 Reply


    • William November 29, 2019 Reply


    • William February 13, 2020 Reply

      WhatsApp me +254724320351

  • Wassaga Patrick May 25, 2016 Reply

    Am a Ugandan and very much interested in learning horticulture from Kenya but have no idea which institutions to approach. At least for 1week training. Currently i have soft lettuce-red in nursery bed.

    • Charles Achieng November 15, 2016 Reply

      Contact BUSIA KENYA CROSS BORDER TRADERS ASSOCIATIONS asap. A work shop of horticulture exporters coming up soon

  • ERNESTA MBOGO July 6, 2016 Reply

    I would like to plant horseradish in Kenya is it available here ama i have to get it abroad. Also brussels sprouts where can i get them.

  • Pagrow blooms ltd July 25, 2016 Reply

    Good afternoon
    i kindly have been searching for HCDA licence forms to download with no avail.
    Kindly advice

  • ken.patchen October 1, 2016 Reply

    how much capital does one need considering you have a pickup and your own farm….(capital required for the packhouse and export expenses)

    • William December 8, 2018 Reply

      Contact 0724320351

  • Haron mugambi October 9, 2016 Reply

    My name is Mugambi. I wish to start exporting onions, carrots and peas, which are the best international markets you would recommend… I am also looking for a partner interested in the business.
    Thank you.

    • ken.patchen October 30, 2016 Reply

      haron mugambi… i think we need to communicate
      email me via

    • Nancy April 5, 2017 Reply

      Hello am a farmer from makueni and would like to venture into international markets of onions,garlic and capsicum. I need help on getting the market and how to export the produce from here in Kenya.

    • Karimi April 28, 2017 Reply

      Hey mugambi did I uu got the partner?

    • William November 29, 2019 Reply


  • Joseph mugo November 11, 2016 Reply

    My name is joseph.i need supply of bullet chillies and long ravaya in pretty big volumes. Preferably an audited farm by KEPHIS inspectors for Export.

    If its a new crop get to me ill help you procure an audit.

    • NDUNDA November 14, 2016 Reply

      AM a student from egerton university looking for a internship after complition of my degree in horticulture next yr may before graduation..can you help mi

    • NDUNDA November 14, 2016 Reply


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