June Issue 1 2017

Kenya Flower Council Friday Notice Board

with our ears close to the ground keeping you informed

Kenya Flower industry a lead example of a private sector initiative

The sixth edition of International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) Kenya ended last week successfully.  The flamboyant event brought together the Kenya Flower growers, International Flower buyers, service & products providers and other stakeholders under one roof where the key word was business. The show attracted many buyers from Russia, Middle East, Europe and Asian countries.

The show was opened by the Kenya Flower Council Chairman Mr. Richard Fox where he cited the flower industry as a leading example of a private sector initiative that has taken a primary product and progressively added value through innovation and marketing. Read More

Kenya Flower Industry address sustainability

The Kenya Flower Council held a successful  Kenya Flower Industry Sustainability Conference on June 6, 2017 at a Nairobi Hotel attracting many stakeholders local and International from flower growers, service/product providers Civil Society, Government, Development Agencies’ and other business service providers.

The forum addressed challenges and reviewed current interventions that contribute to flower industry sustainability i.e. Trade protocols; market access; logistics – cool chain, worker welfare and environmental stewardship. Read More

Training on the new EU REX system

The Kenya Horticultural Council (KHC) in conjunction with Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has organized training on the new EU REX system. The training will be held on 27th June 2017 starting from 8.30 am at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Westlands, Nairobi and will cost Ksh 3,500/- per person.

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Focus Group Discussion on Cess

The Cereal Growers Association (CGA) and the Agricultural Industry Network (AIN) are spearheading a study on the impact of agricultural produce cess on the business enabling environment for agricultural producers in Kenya. This study aims at providing sufficient evidence to demonstrate how cess impacts on the competitiveness of agricultural produce. The expected output will be a comprehensive report that will contribute towards developing a policy position that will call for the repeal of the APC. Read More