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The demand for frozen avocados is growing because of their convenient form and some have described the linkage between frozen food and decreasing food waste. For smallholder farmers to benefit, a tremendous upgrade of the existing value chain to include cutting, peeling and freezing facilities alongside upgrading Kenya’s cold chain infrastructure would be needed.There is lack of technology in Kenya to provide and sustain required temperatures whilst retaining the product integrity. Cryogenic Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) technology, a global solution for the existing gap is needed. This cold chain solution is an advanced global practice for attainment of superior quality products using natural food grade carbon dioxide to attain sub-zero temperatures (0 to -78 degrees Celsius).The avocado world is rapidly developing. With the complexities of delivering “ready-to-eat” avocados, the challenges with waste, and the ever-increasing demands of consumers, avocado quality has become even more important.Our main focus at Rwathia Agrofarm is to mitigate the loss of fruits occasioned by the post-harvest handling. Only the setting up of an Avocado Oil Processing Plant and a Cryogenic Food Processing unit to add value to our avocados can help in eliminating the waste and increasing our small scale avocado farmers’ earnings and thus poverty eradication in our rural areas.