Kenyan exports stranded at airports

Volcanic ash cloud hits exports of fruit and vegetables for sale in Europe.



    Kenya's exports have been badly hit by the cloud of ash hanging over northern Europe.

    The country's fruit, vegetable, and flower industries, which were beginning to grow after post-election violence in 2007 and the worldwide economic downturn, are heavily reliant on exports to Europe. 

    But with most airports shut a massive, rotting, backlog is starting to build up and that could have a devastating impact on already impoverished communities.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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