International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX), a milestone for the floriculture industry

The second International Flower Trade Expo hosted in Nairobi positioned itself not only as a regional event but as well as continental fair. Growers from Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda were present with flowers produced in their own countries and imported to Kenya especially for the show.

The Exhibition attracted the biggest Russian and Ukrainian flower buyers as well as buyers from more than 25 countries, among them were Australia, Kuwait, Germany, Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Holland and USA.

In addition, winners in the various competitions were awarded as follows;

Best Breeder Quality Competition:

  • Bronze for Nirp East Africa with the rose “Dreamliner”.
  • Silver for Danziger with solidago “Golden Glory”.
  • Gold for Continental Breeding with the rose “Pegasus”.
  • Platinum for Danziger with gypsophila ”XLence”.

Best Grower Quality Competition in the category roses:

  • Bronze for Red Ice/Eye Spy/One and Only with the standard rose “Downtown”.
  • Silver for Harvest Limited with the spray rose “Fireworks”.
  • Gold for Zenaroses with the spray rose “Fireworks”.
  • Platinum for Uhuru Flowers with the standard rose “Farfalla”.

Best Grower Quality Competition in the category other cut flowers:

  • Bronze for Beauty Line Limited with solidago “Solid Beauty”.
  • Silver for Trodding Africa Limited with agaphantus “Blue”.
  • Gold for Sian Agriflora (Sian Roses) with calla “Majectic Red”.
  • Platinum for Oserian Development Company with statice “Purple Statice
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