October Issue 3 2012

A National workshop on ‘Enhancing the Global Competitiveness of the Eastern Africa Flower Industry’

The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has organized a one day conference on ‘Enhancing the Global Competitiveness of the Eastern Africa Flower Industry’ scheduled to take place on November 13, 2012 at 8.30 am at the Nairobi Serena Hotel.

The conference has been organized to bring together stakeholders in the flower industry to discuss ways of enhancing the global competitiveness of the flower industry. In particular, the conference will focus on Taxes & Levies, Agro-bacterium & other soil borne diseases, climate change & the role of Strategic Environment Assessment on the competitiveness of the flower industry. During the conference, participants will also get a brief on the findings of studies conducted on each of the areas of focus.


As the industry continues to grow, it is cognizant of an increasingly sophisticated market, riddled with unprecedented challenges as posed by global climatic, economic and social dynamics. With the assistance from Centre for the Development of Enterprises (CDE) and  World Bank Foundation, the KFC came up with a  project to conduct a series of studies and activities, to determine the global competitiveness of the Eastern Africa Flower business. The World Bank Specifically funded a series of regional video conference based seminars, through the Global Learning Development Network (GLDN) which were concluded between May and December 2011.

As a follow up to the outputs of the video conferences, the project funded by CDE has delved deeper into implementation of some of the interventions identified, mainly in training, pilot project(s) and design.

To confirm attendance kindly write to KFC via kfc@wananchi.com


Kenya to mount a pavilion during the IFTF show in Holland.

Kenya will mount a pavilion during the upcoming international Floricultural Trade Fair (IFTF) scheduled to take place from 31st October to 2nd November 2012 at EXPO Haarlemmermeer, Vijfhuizen, Aalsmeer, Holland.  This is being coordinated by the Horticultural Crop Development Authority, Kenya Flower Council and Sally Share of Tambuzi Ltd.

The pavilion will be designed elegantly hosting growers from different regions in Kenya who are expected to showcase their quality product during the event. The Pavilion will have about 50 pillars and will be sold to the growers on a first come base.

HCDA has booked and paid a 90m2 Kenyan Pavilion in addition to shipping all the flowers that will be displayed in the pavilion. The Kenyan growers will only pay for stand construction at a rate of 350 Euros per pillar, painted on all 4 sides with Kenyan flag colours.

Growers are encouraged to book the remaining pillars as soon as possible indicating how many pillars they would want to have and under what region that is; Lake Naivasha Growers Group, Mt. Kenya Growers Group Nairobi, Thika and Athi River Growers Group, Aberdare Mountains Growers.

For booking kindly contact Sally Share on sally.share@tambuzi.co.ke

The 7th edition of IPM DUBAI 2012 – The International Plant Expo Middle East  that specialize in  international horticulture trade show in the Middle East  will he held from 19th to 21st November 2012 at its new venue Dubai World Trade Centre Halls 5 & 6.

IPM DUBAI in all its previous editions has shown a great success which was above expected according to the industry experts. Experts in plants and green industry expect stronger growth in the 2012 edition of IPM DUBAI in its new venue.

IPM DUBAI is the meeting place for all industry experts looking for a wide variety of Cut flowers, Indoor and Outdoor plants, Engineering and Plant Maintenance horticultural hi-technology, concepts for floral display, & others.

Participants will be from around 21 countries.  IPM DUBAI 2012 will take place alongside WOP DUBAI the Middle East‘s only dedicated trade show for fresh fruits & vegetables.
For visitor fast track access register on www.ipm-dubai.com  or you can click directly on the registration link: http://www.ipm-dubai.net/visitors/registration.html

For more information call: +971 4 331 4570


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