Monthly Archives: October 2013

Meeting on Agriculture Act 2013

The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) attended a stakeholder’s consultative meeting on the Agriculture Food and Fisheries Authority (AFFA) Act 2013 organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in collaboration with the Horticultural Crops Development Authority (HCDA) held on … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 4 2013 |

Workshop on corruption in the flower industry and the Code of Ethics for Business in Kenya

The Kenya Flower Council, in cooperation with the German Development Cooperation implemented by GIZ,  has organized a one-and-a-half-day residential workshop scheduled to take place on October  29  (half-day from 12.30 pm) and 30 (full-day) 2013 at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, Naivasha. … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 4 2013 |

Consolidators, Shippers and Cargo Handlers Consultative Workshop

The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) will hold a consultative workshop on November 5, 2013 at Trade Centre, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi from 10.30 am to 12.00 pm to discuss the draft codes of good practices for consolidators, shippers and … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 4 2013 |

Equivalency Tool Implementation Group

The Implementation Group on the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) Equivalency Tool is actively working on creating transparency and comparability of existing sustainability standards in the floriculture sector. The first 16 standards have gone through the quick scan by the ITC … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 4 2013 |

The Kenya Flower Council undergoes ISO/IEC Guide 65:1996 Accreditation Audit

One of the most effective lobby tool for the flower industry has been the compliance status of the industry in Kenya through the Kenya flower council quality assessment scheme. In order to maintain its integrity, Kenya Flower Council hostedthree lead … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 3 2013 |

County Governments collecting cess on agricultural produce

The County Governments have mounted barriers to collect taxes and cess on agricultural produce. In Nakuru County they intend to impose cess on floriculture at a rate of 1% of turnover whereas in Meru County they started collecting at a … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 3 2013 |

Senate welcomes engagement with Kenya’s private sector

 The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)  where KFC is a member, held a consultative meeting with the Senate Departmental Committee chairs on October 15, 2013 at a Nairobi hotel to enhance mutual understanding on how the private sector and the … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 3 2013 |

Belgium delegation to visit Kenya

A business forum with a visiting delegation from Belgium is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Southern Sun Hotel from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. The Flanders investment and Trade Mission to Kenya will comprise of … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 3 2013 |

Public Holiday Notice

We wish to notify our members that Monday October 21, 2013 shall be a public holiday. This is so because October 20, 2013 is Mashujaa Day and it falls on a Sunday.

Posted in October Issue 3 2013 |

A Workshop to Validate a study on integrity in the flower industry and Sensitization session on the Code of Ethics for Business in Kenya

With the objective of supporting and providing technical assistance to businesses in Kenya, GIZ has partnered with the Private Sector to focus on best practices for adherences to rule of law. To achieve this, the GIZ programme has cooperated with … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 3 2013 |