Monthly Archives: June 2013

EAC-EU-Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) at last;

During this Exporters forum held on 21st June 2013 at Kenyatta International conference centre (KICC) under the theme “Global Competitiveness through Trade Facilitation and Efficiency in Transport Logistics”,

Posted in June Issue 3 2013 |

Flower Industry Focuses on Sustainability, they say?

Kenya Flower Council in conjunction with Union Fleurs and Floriculture Sustainability Initiative hosted a conference in Nairobi on 6th June 2013 where pertinent issues pertaining to flower industry sustainability were discussed. In his opening remarks, the chairman to Kenya Flower … Continue reading

Posted in June Issue 3 2013 |

Solar Energy use-Farm Visit

Kenya Flower Council in collaboration with Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) organized for a farm visit to Uhuru Flowers in Mt. Kenya. The objective was for the growers to have a firsthand understanding of the design, installation and operation of … Continue reading

Posted in June Issue 3 2013 |

Dutch “Young Experts Program on Water” (YEP)

Young Experts Program Water is managed be the Netherlands water partnership in the Hague, with an aim to allow young people to gain experience in the international water sector. There will be 2 rounds a year from 2013 to 2017. … Continue reading

Posted in June Issue 3 2013 |

Members Recognition

The Kenya Flower Council, board of directors wishes to recognise the following members for their outstanding timely declaration of tonnage and payment of subscriptions in the month of May 2013.

Posted in June Issue 3 2013 |

Kenya Flower Council Fifteenth Annual General Meeting

Kenya Flower Council fifteenth annual meeting will be held on 28st June 2013 at Oserian Development Company Limited, Naivasha from 11.00 am. Members are requested to confirm their availability directly to kfc@wananchi.com or info@kenyaflowercouncil.org.

Posted in June Issue 2 2013 |

EAC EU EPA UPDATE:

A Response to a motion sponsored by the Hon. (Dr.) Laboso Joyce, MP Deputy Speaker and Member for Sotik in Parliament, urging the Government to take time before signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.

Posted in June Issue 2 2013 |

International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX), a milestone for the floriculture industry

The second International Flower Trade Expo hosted in Nairobi positioned itself not only as a regional event but as well as continental fair. Growers from Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda were present with flowers produced in their own countries and … Continue reading

Posted in June Issue 2 2013 |

First Skumix in roses

De Ruiter East Africa in Kenya has bought the first Skumix of Royal Brinkman. Because of an increase international pressure on quality and hygiene, De Ruiter was searching for the right disinfection agent and an affordable technical installation to clean … Continue reading

Posted in June Issue 2 2013 |

European Commission Decision to ban the use of neonicotinoids to better protect bees.

Background Neonicotinoids are a class of chemical derived from a naturally occurring plant compound; nicotine that has insecticidal properties. Five neonicotinoids compounds are approved for use as pesticides in the EU. Of these clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam are of similar … Continue reading

Posted in June Issue 2 2013 |