WELCOME TO DEVART LIMITED AGRI-BUSINESS
DevArt Limited is an emerging supplies, supply chain and logistics outfit incorporated under Kenyan Law. DevArt is licensed by the Agricultural Food Authority (AFA), Horticultural Crops Directorate Authority (HCDA) and Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) as an exporter of agriproduce under license number L11/07463.
The company works with groups of farmers from various parts of the country to produce export quality agricultural produce through tight supervision to ensure quality inputs, controlled farming process and ultimately use of approved chemicals.
DevArt supplies a wide range of agricultural produce including: Avocado, Banana, Passion fruit, French beans, Snow pea, Sugar snaps, Baby carrot etc.
DEVART EXPORT CATALOGUE
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00001
We supply two export quality avocado varieties for both the local and export markets.
Hass Variety, also called the Bilse avocado, is a cultivar of avocado with dark green-coloured, bumpy skin.
Product Availability/Export Quantity and Packaging
The Hass season in Kenya runs from June to mid-September. We can supply a 20 foot container of Horticultural Development Authority (HCD) approved export quality avocado weekly or more depending on demand and seasonal availability. Standard packaging in perforated cartons of different dimensions carrying between 8-84 avocados. Size 12 fruits with dry matter content of 23% are the most prevalent from farmers.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00002
We supply a large variety of banana based on client needs and local availabilityincluding; Apple, Gross Michel, Kampala, Dwarf Cavendish, Giant Cavendish, Williams, Grand Nain, Valery, Poyo and Lacatan.
Apple (Sweet Banana)
DevArt Limited supplies high quality Kenya apple banana to both the local and export markets at fair prices in line with our mission. The Kenya apple banana is a fruit of a kind that can serve as a tropical banana to some and leave a taste in some people as a budding apple. It is called by the two fruit names because when it is still tender, it has some nuances of an apple but once it matures, it takes to the aroma and deliciousness of a pineapple or strawberry or simply banana.
Availability, Quality and Packaging
We can supply a 20 foot container of the apple banana measuring 4 to 5 inches in length when fully mature on a weekly basis
Kenya Giant Cavendish
DevArt Limited supplies fresh and healthy Kenya Cavendish bananas to local and international markets straight from select controlled farms in Kenya. The Cavendish banana is the most popular banana variety consumed worldwide and forms the largest percentage of bananas that fill the shelves of Western supermarkets. They are highly affordable and non-seasonal hence available all year round. The Kenya Cavendish is mainly grown in Kenya’s highlands especially in Central and Nyanza regions. It can be consumed as a fruit, in fruit salad, baking ingredient, fruit compotes as well as complementing routine food. Our Kenya Cavendish banana is of the highest quality, green, clean and fresh-ready for consumption when ripe. We Can supply a 40 container or more weekly depending on demand.
Termed the best tasting banana, Lacatan has a firm texture with a sweet taste and delicious aroma when ripe.
It grows to a height of 5-9’ tall and fruits 8-12 months after planting. We manage a weekly shipment of a 20 feet container of Musa Variety-Lacatan.
Red bananas are a group of varieties of banana with reddish-purple skin. Some are smaller and plumper than the common Cavendish banana, others much larger. When ripe, raw red bananas have a flesh that is cream to light pink in color. We can supply a 40 foot container of the red banana per month.
Quality Control and packaging of Bananas
We follow the steps outlined below to quality assure bananas for export:
- We Pre-survey plantations during production to ensure proper strains/seed is used, correct spacing and use of proper chemicals and fertilisers is
- During harvesting, teams are accompanied by quality inspectors
- Each packaging line at the selection and weighing center is supervised by a quality inspector.
- The pickers and collectors are well trained on banana cutting and handling and are properly supervised
- An allowance of 14 hours is given between cutting and loading in order to allow for optimum cooling.
- The fruits are thoroughly inspected by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate (KEPHIS) to ensure conformity to global quality standards.
- Bananas are packaged in standatrd well aerated export standard boxes or as clients’ specification. DevArt Limited used perforated boxes shown.
- The bananas are thoroughly checked and cleaned before being loaded to the shipping containers.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00003
DevArt supplies large quantities of fresh passion fruit locally and also exports.
Passiflora flavicarpa– it is yellow when ripe, oval in shape and less aromatic. This variety is adapted to the tropics, thus does very well in Kenya. During the growth period the DevArt Limited farmers perform maintenance practices such as weeding, spraying with pesticides, and fungicides among others as he waits for harvest. DevArt Limited can supply 20’’ container of HCDA and KEPHIS approved standards for the EU market weekly.
This variety turns purple in colour when ripe. It has a sharp sweet-acidic taste with varying juiciness. It has a strong aromatic scent and is round in shape. This variety is suited to the subtropical regions. DevArt Limited partners with farmers to produce these fruits for both local and export market. During peak season we supply up to 25 tonnes of purple passion weekly.
For export markets we deliver sorted quality that meets KEPHIS, AFA and HCDA standards for the market. Each box weighs 3.5kg but this depends on the buyer’s description.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00004
We are leading exporters of the highest grade, premium fresh French/Green beans. Green from occupy a unique space in the fresh produce market. The beans are mostly the pole-climbing type and are strung together into separate, interlinked paddles, each row with a path for meticulous tendering. By the time they are ready for harvesting, the farmer only needs to hoist the pole from the heavily embedded green, extensive strands, each a pitch perfect lengthy oval shape. Kenya is one of the prime producers and exporter of the green beans, consequently DevArt’s French beans are among the best and most sought after worldwide. Availability, Quality and Packaging
We can supply up to 30 tons of premium, export grade French beans weekly. Standard plastic and cling film packaging as shown in the picture is used to ensure that beans arrive fresh and moist. Packaging could be modified to suit client request subject to quality standards and guidelines.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00005
Kenya snow peas (mangetout) are picked while still immature for eating whole. They differ from other related peas in that their pods are flat rather than round and bulging. Our produce consists of both tops and tails to enhance its fresh look. They provide 72 percent of the immunity boosting vitamin C that the body needs daily. We source mangetouts from: Central uplands and lowlands, Rift Valley highlands and lowlands and Western Kenya’s forested regions. These regions have moderate temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, fertile soils and well distributed rainfall patterns that the plants need. Harvesting and packaging of snow peas takes place the same day to reduce contamination, improve shelf life and meet shipping deadlines. We have supervision teams on the ground in all farming regions to keep a tab on quality. We package the fresh produce after cleaning and removing debris.
Availability, Quality and Packaging
We package green beans in 250 grams and 500 grams punnets which are stashed into boxes carrying 12 to 24 punnets per box. Our green beans retain tops and tails. We store the loaded boxes in cold rooms of -23 degrees Celsius while awaiting transportation to the port for shipping to the final destination. The fresh produce undergoes inspection at the warehouse by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) to ensure it has no chemical residue and meets phytosanitary requirements.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00006
We supply high quality Kenya sugar snap (Cascadia) to the local and export markets. We source our Kenya sugar snap from selected family growers in Kenya. Sugar snaps are different from snow peas for which they are confused in that they have round bulging pods while the former are flat. They have pods that bulge a little and contain both star-shaped tops on the stalk side and tails that we retain during export. We source our sugar snaps from key growing areas in Kenya that experience 4 to 6 hours of sunshine each day that are ideal for flowering and yielding high nutrient content pods.
Availability, Packaging and Delivery
The harvesting and packaging of sugar snap is done on the harvest day. Our supervisors ensure that workers are efficiently trained to pick only the best unripe Cascadia pods to reduce contamination and enhance meticulous sorting. After sorting and washing the fresh peas are bulk packaged for inspection by the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) to ensure they have passed phytosanitary requirements. They are then packaged in 250 g and 500 g punnets. 12 to 24 punnets are then stashed in brand boxes which are then labeled appropriately for ease of traceability. As part of our philosophy and brand value proposition we pick produce strictly from Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified growers.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00007
Kenyan fresh, juicy and nutritious baby carrots are enjoyed the world over. We pride ourselves in exporting to the world the very best Kenyan carrots anywhere, nourished by Kenyan red volcanic soils and enriched by the African tropics sunshine. The richest source of beta carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, iron and calcium pectate, which has been found to contain cholesterol reducing properties Kenyan baby carrots are simply atop the nutritional table. Kenya’s well drained soils provide the best place to grow the highest quality Kenyan baby carrots. The warm temperatures and the African sun make the Kenya baby carrots succulent and give them their rich orange colour.
Varieties of Kenya Baby Carrots
There are two major types of Kenyan baby carrots. The Nantes is a long, straight and very tasty carrot that is cylindrical and has a round tip. The Super Kuroda on the other hand has a straight tapered shape leading to a point. We deliver the highest quality fresh baby carrots to many destinations across the world.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00008
Baby corn is the only maize produce that is ready to consume in raw form in its entirety. All parts from the cob to the sweet grains can be consumed. It can also be cooked, with the most obvious choices being in stir fry menus. Our farmers choose a holistic baby corn that produces a pure variety of the crop. Our vetted family growers follow laid out procedures during harvesting of baby corn. They usually pick the corn by hand immediately after the powdery silk peeks from inside the ears. The size of our fully developed cob is usually 1.8 to 3.9 inches, from the tip to stalk and more than half an inch in width.
Baby corn provides starch that is on the same track as a green vegetable with its little starch content constituting a healthy, high carb diet. Kenya baby corn is also a great source of protein. With its almost zero percent content of fat and high levels of protein, it helps build new cells in the body and heal wounds. Baby corn provides around 2% of vitamin C daily value, while boosting eyesight with vitamin A worth of 4% of daily value. With 4% daily value of iron, immature corn helps improve bone structure and maintain strong bones.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00009
Kenya chilies stand out among the best in class globally. We source the freshest and reddest chilies from our network of family growers. Kenyan chilies have a very high content of capsaicin which makes them a level hotter than the rest. Pure capsaicin contains 16,000,000 scovian units which makes it the highest of the heat scale as nothing is hotter than this.
Benefits of Kenya chillies
Chilies are a rich source of vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex and minerals like manganese, iron, potassium and magnesium. The capsaicin in them contain anti-bacterial, anti-diabetic, anti-carcinogenic and analgesic properties. They also help to reduce cholesterol levels in the body, aid in digestion, help relieve migraines, muscle and joint pain. Given the ideal warm weather conditions, Kenya is a hub for growth of great chilies. The warmer the growing conditions the hotter the chili.
Varieties, Packaging and Availability
The predominant varieties include; Cayenne Pepper, Bird Eye chili, African Birds Eye chilies among others. Our chilies are grown using eco-friendly organic methods, ensuring natural, healthy and fresh produce.
Sorted Chilies are first packaged in approved polythene bag-lined carton boxes to ensure moistyutre control and avoid pest/pathogenic infestation. We strictly export fresh, brilliant colored, wholesome healthy stock and compact chilies.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00010
The cucumber, or less formally cuke, is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. Cucumber are such an addictive recipe ingredient that simply cannot be ignored. They can be taken either raw or cooked.
Health Benefits of Eating Cucumber
- Cucumbers are low in calories but high in many important vitaminsand minerals.
- It Contains Antioxidants.
- It Promotes Hydration.
- It May Aid in Weight Loss.
- It May Lower Blood Sugar.
- It Could Promote Regularity.
- Easy to Add to Your Diet.
Delivery and Quality
We ensure that only the best quality cucumbers are delivered to our customers. In season, we can supply a 20 foot container of cucumbers every week.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00011
We supply fresh, organic Tomatoes – grown in Kenya under sound conditions as dictated by global food standards and exported to world markets. Tomato is one of the most popular ingredients. There are numerous dishes that would not exist without tomatoes as they are typically made with tomatoes as their key ingredient. Tomatoes rich in calcium, Phosphorous, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Carbohydrates and Iron. The juice is very effective for liver and intestinal disorders. They are also well known to prevent several types of cancer, help maintain strong bones and repair damages caused by smoking. Tomatoes are good for your skin, heart, hair, kidneys and heart. They reduce the risk of kidney stones and night blindness while keeping hair shiny and strong.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00012
Kenya organic pumpkin is one of the most nutritious of all squash family foods. Around the world, this vegetable is edible in its complete form, including the flowers, leaves, seeds and even the outer shell. Pumpkin can be enjoyed as stew, roast, boiled delicacy or even a puree from its mashed form. The pumpkin is a high nutrient, high energy delicacy. With high Vitamin A and Vitamin K, this fruit impacts positively on night vision. With its 92 percent water content, it prevents dehydration.
Availability and Quality
Instead of using destructive pesticides, farmers only perpetuate organic preventative measures including spraying water in the mornings so that the crop will be dry by the time evening comes when humidity supports such bacteria. After harvesting the fruit undergoes washing prior to transportation. We can suppply a 40 foot container of pumpkin monthly.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00012
We export a variety of high quality mangoes. The mango fruit contains fibers, which assist in digestion helping to prevent constipation. Mangoes contain calories, fats, vitamins and potassium that help in many metabolic functions of the human body. They also contain polyphenolic’ antioxidant compounds that prevent leukemia, breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer. Other enzymes such as esters help in maintaining proper digestion. Mangoes also contain vitamin A that help in maintaining a good eye vision, as well as vitamin E which regulates sex hormones. The varieties we deal in include;
Apple Mangoes that have a rich yellow/orange colour, round shape, smooth texture and contain no fibres when ripe. Ngowe mangoes which are the most common of the local Kenya mango varieties. Kent mangoes which are large greenish yellow fruit with red or crimson blush on the shoulder. Tommy Atkins mangos– a hard mango, reddish when ripe and equally delicious. Our mangos are grown in the best of conditions, handled carefully during harvest and packed in the best hygienic conditions for the global market. We can supply a 40 foot container weekly depending on demand and seasonal availability.
Product code: DV/KE/NA/00013
Eggplant has a pleasant bitter taste and a spongy texture. Harvest is done 16 to24 weeks after sowing when the skin of the fruit is shiny and unwrinkled. Eggplant is a rich source of fibers and acids for digestion.
Eggplant boosts iron deposits that help form the red blood cells which reduces anaemia.
The eggplant is a rich source of phytonutrients which improve recognition functions and nerve communication. With its low soluble carbs, eggplant is ideal for diabetes management. The fruit regulates glucose and insulin activity within the body. Eggplants have sufficient dosage of iron and calcium minerals that aid in bone formation. As an anti-oxidant, eggplant consists of chlorogenic acid which is a powerful aide in eradicating free radicals in the fight against cancer. We can supply up to 30 tons weekly.
We supply a large variety of cereals as highlighted below;
We can supply bulk quantities of international varieties such as Yellow beans, Red kidney beans, Rosecoco, Butter beans and local varieties such as Nyayo, Mwitemania, Gituru and Gachuma.
We also supply a variety of green grams including Ordinary green grams, Nylon, Makueni and Lentils. These are available as sorted or sorted and polished. We also supply a variety of groundnuts. Rice varieties include Mwea, Mwea Brown, Sindano, Fivestar, Basmati etc.
Other dry produce that we supply includes maize, wheat, soya, millet, sorghum, peas, grams, etc. Cereals are available throughout the year either as only polished and up to standard quality packed for export market. Our packaging is in sacks ranging from 50kg-100kg. We can supply up to 40 tons weekly of the various cereal varieties depending on client needs.