Monthly Archives: October 2014

FSI member projects starting

The FSI and KFC project to link smallholders with the market will directly enhance market access of 100 to 150 small scale flower farmers in Nyandarua County (Kinangop) and Kiambu County. The project will expand certification services to small-scale farmers, … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 5 2015 |

Kenya improves on ease of doing business rankings

The Government’s efforts to improve the business climate have begun to bear fruit. According to the 2015 Ease of Doing Business index released by the World Bank Group earlier today, Kenya has slightly improved its ranking. This year, the World … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 5 2015 |

Driving growth through private sector empowerment

Members of the private sector participated in a dinner organized by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) where KFC is am member, and the World Bank Group in honour of World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim. The meeting held … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 5 2015 |

SGR consortium meeting with ministry of transport and infrastructure

The Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport convened a meeting between him, his Principal Secretary and members of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Consortium to address various concerns raised by the private sector.

Posted in October Issue 5 2015 |

Kenya Flower Industry: focus on sustainability for market access

The Kenya Flower Council will hold meetings ┬áin the United Kingdom under the aegis of Union Fleur, where KFC is a member and in Netherlands during the IFTF show on November 1st and 6th respectively. The aim of the meeting … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 4 2014 |

EU Customs to use FloraHolland reference prices for the determination of customs value of Kenyan flower imports.

The EU Customs have agreed to use FloraHolland reference prices for the determination of customs value of Kenyan flower imports. This will make it easier for growers and freight forwarders to declare the value of shipments upon entry into the … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 4 2014 |

Sustainable technologies meet financial benefits in Kenyan horticulture

Green Farming has been running projects on efficient and environmental friendly water and fertilizer management and on the use of solar energy for electrical and thermal energy generation.

Posted in October Issue 4 2014 |

All smiles for the Kenyan exporters after the conclusion of EAC EU EPA negotiations

It is certainly a sigh of relief for the flower industry and other exporters to the EU following successful completion of the East African Community and European Union Economic Partnership Agreement (EAC – EU EPA) Negotiations. This comes after the … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 3 2014 |

EAC strikes a comprehensive trade deal with EU

Negotiators from the EU and the East African Community (EAC) finalized a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between both regions. According to a statement released by the European Commission the agreement will provide legal certainty for businesses and open … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 3 2014 |

CRA organizes a forum on doing business

The Kenya Flower Council attended a forum on doing business organized by the Commission on Revenue Allocation from 12th to 14th October 2014 at Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos County. This came following complaints from the private sector on the challenges … Continue reading

Posted in October Issue 3 2014 |