Monthly Archives: August 2014

Media roundtable: horticulture industry

The Kenya Flower Council held a media roundtable on Thursday, August, 28, 2014 at Heron Portico Hotel to clarify issues on Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and also on interceptions.  This was motivated by the fact that in the recent past, … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 4 2014 |

A National Workshop on the NMC Revised Kenya Standard 1758

The Kenya Flower Council held a National Workshop to review the revised Kenya Standard 1758 (with specific reference to Cut flowers and Ornamentals) under the National Mechanism for Industry-wide compliance (NMC) project. NMC is spearheaded by Kenya Flower Council to support … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 4 2014 |

KFC to enhance small holders’ market access

Kenya Flower Council in collaboration with Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) will  soon embark on a project to enhance small holders’ market access.  This has been  necessitated by the fact that, small holders’ farmers have for a long time failed to … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 4 2014 |

Update on EPA negotiations between EAC and EU

As earlier reported the latest round of technical negotiations between the European Union and East Africa Community on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in Kigali Rwanda ended without an agreement.  All other aspects of the Agreement are agreed upon by … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 3 2014 |

A National Validation Workshop on the NMC Revised Kenya Standard 1758

The Kenya Flower Council will hold a National Validation Workshop to review the revised Kenya Standard 1758 (with specific reference to Cut flowers and Ornamentals) under the National Mechanism for Industry-wide compliance (NMC) project. The Workshop will be held on August … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 3 2014 |

Restrictions by EU on fresh produce from Kenya due to presence of harmful organisms/pests

The Kenya Flower Council continues to follow up on the increased number of interceptions at the EU market due to the presence of harmful organisms and most unfortunately, inaccurate documentation. Take note that despite notable improvement, tolerance for both issues … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 3 2014 |

Exporting plants to Botswana

The Kenya High Commission in Gaborone Botswana has made enquiries on behalf of Kenya n exporters on the procedures of importing plants which included cut flowers into Botswana.  The exporters are required to fill a form that is supposed to … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 3 2014 |

Accolade to an honourable gentleman, Dr. Njoroge Mungai

The Board of Directors, the Management and the Staff of Kenya Flower Council is deeply saddened by the death of Dr. Njoroge Mungai, the proprietor of Magana Flowers.  Dr. Njoroge was one of the founder members of the KFC and … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 3 2014 |

EAC EU update and FAQs: EU GSP duties on imports of Kenyan cut flowers to be expected from October 1, 2014

Given the stalemate between the EAC and EU on the EPA, there is an urgent need for exporters to on one hand, continue high level Government engagement to urgent urge conclusion of the negotiations and on the other, press on … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 2 2014 |

Notification: Import restrictions by the EU on fresh produce from Kenya due to presence of harmful organisms/ pests: EU directive 2000/29 EC

Concerned that failure to satisfy the EU, that systems to arrest further interceptions on fresh produce destined for the EU market, will escalate the notification to a ban; the Kenya Flower Council met the Ag. Managing Director KEPHIS, Dr.  Esther … Continue reading

Posted in August Issue 2 2014 |