August Issue 3 2011

Opportunities in Post Harvest and Logistics Management seminar

Green Farming have organized a seminar on “Opportunities in Post Harvest and Logistics Management” on Friday 16th September 2011 at 15:00 hrs at Enashipai Resort & Spa, Naivasha. This seminar will be organized as part of the third trade mission of the program Green Farming to Kenya.

Green Farming is a Dutch program that aims to develop sustainable production systems in co-operation with Kenyan partners that are economically and environmentally sound, and adapted to local conditions. The program Green Farming involves a joint representation of Dutch co-operating (complementary) companies that can offer a joint package of products, services including advisory and knowledge development, focused on offering technical solutions for the sustainable development of Kenyan horticultural businesses. The 3-year program involves a set of activities on the level of business-to business and government-to-government that will be corresponding to the 5 main themes of the program being water management, crop management, climate & energy, post harvest & logistics and research and knowledge transfer.

The upcoming seminar will focus on “Opportunities in Post Harvest and Logistics Management“. The seminar will host a variety of speakers including the Dutch agricultural counsellor, the Chairman of Green Farming and a representative of KEPHIS.

Members Celtic Cooling, Floralife, Frigo Breda and Hatenboer-Water will present current (technical) developments and opportunities for Kenyan horticultural business with respect to post harvest care products and handling procedures, climate conditioning, conditioned storage and logistics.

The purpose of the seminar is to inform the Kenyan sector on (technical) developments and opportunities and gather the inputs of participants on matters for future follow up. At the end of the seminars the attendants will have the opportunity to meet with the Dutch delegation on a one-to-one basis.

Kindly confirm you participation by Friday September 9th 2011.

Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2011 – 16th and 17th September 2011

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2011 will be held on 16th and 17th September 2011 at the Naivasha Sports Club.  The Horticultural Fair started in 2002 to bring together exhibitors and visitors in a spacious and pleasant environment at affordable prices.  Naivasha is not only striking and central but it is home to one of the largest horticultural communities in East Africa. The event will be sponsored by Kenya Commercial Bank KCB.

The money collected goes to local and national charities with a focus on, but not limited to, caring for woman and children. NHFair Trust sponsors the Red Cross office in Naivasha, the Naivasha Disabled Persons, the Kijani Clinic (a community clinic at the Chief’s Compound in Karagita), have donated approx. 1 million to build a maternity wing at Karagita Dispensary, the Feed the Hungry Campaign in conjunction with CFC, numerous HIV AIDS Projects, updating and/or building toilet facilities in many local schools, and many small scale water projects.  NHFair Trust buys the footballs for the Annual Ladies Football Tournament organized by NACOHAG, to name but a few of the organizations that benefit from the Naivasha Hortifair.

Africa Export and import Fair

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