Monthly Archives: February 2015

KFC meets with KRA to address issues affecting the Flower Industry

The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) held a lobby meeting with senior Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) managers to address some of the current issues affecting the industry. The meeting held on Monday February 23, 2015, had a main agenda of addressing … Continue reading

Posted in February Issue 4 2015 |

VAT refund claims backlog to be cleared

The National treasury has announced on the criteria they will use to clear the backlog of the VAT Refund claims. The National Treasury and the Kenya Revenue Authority carried out a verification exercise to address the long standing issues of … Continue reading

Posted in February Issue 4 2015 |

KAM hosts sensitization seminar on immigration issues

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), where Kenya Flower Council is a member, today hosted a sensitization seminar for manufacturers on February 25, 2015 aimed at bringing members up to speed on changes in Immigration requirements for various applications and … Continue reading

Posted in February Issue 4 2015 |

Industrialization Ministerial Stakeholder Forum

The Kenya Flower Council attended a Ministerial Stakeholder Forum (MSF) with the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development at the ministry’s office organized by KEPSA. The MSF was chaired by Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Mr. Adan Mohamed and KEPSA Trade and … Continue reading

Posted in February Issue 4 2015 |

Flower sector performance thrives in 2014

The Kenya Flower sector exported 136, 601 metric tonnes valued at Kshs 54.6 billion in the year 2014. This was a remarkable growth for the sector at 9% in volumes and 18% in value compared to 2013. According to the … Continue reading

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Syngenta launches a new Nematicide “TERVIGOTM” for flowers

Syngenta East Africa Ltd. An associate Member of Kenya Flower Council held a successful launch of a new nematicide for flowers TervigoTM on February 17, 2015.   KFC was represented as the chief guest in this auspicious occasion which was attended … Continue reading

Posted in February Issue 3 2015 |

Donating for a worthy cause

The Kenya Flower Council and Kenya Road Safety network ambassador DJ Pierra Makena lit up the faces of spinal injury patients by donating flowers to them.  This took place the week proceeding Valentine’s Day last week.  The flowers were donated … Continue reading

Posted in February Issue 3 2015 |

Devolution and Planning Ministerial Stakeholders Forum

The Kenya Flower Council attended devolution and planning Ministerial stakeholder’s forum at Harambee House on February 18, 2015.  The meeting covered a range of issues including the rising cost of doing business in the Counties following the introduction of devolved … Continue reading

Posted in February Issue 3 2015 |

Guard Your Preferred Status at the European Union Market-Kenya Told.

Stakeholders in the flower industry have been urged to step up efforts to embrace good agricultural practices in the industry if they wish to continue enjoying preferential access to European Markets.

Posted in February Issue 2 2015 |

National Produce Traceability System

Following the increased interceptions at the European market for non-complying horticulture produce (flowers and vegetables), and locally heightened rejections by KEPHIS, there is no better time to come up with a National Produce Traceability System than this.  It is on … Continue reading

Posted in February Issue 2 2015 |