The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) will hold a consultative workshop scheduled to take place December 3, 2013 at Fish Eagle Hotel from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm.
The workshop will discuss two main issues; the communication strategy baseline survey findings under the National Mechanism for industry-wide Compliance (NMC) project and the base line survey report by workers right watch on Sexual harassment.
NMC is spearheaded by Kenya Flower Council to support the Kenya Flower Industry in assuring sustained access to international markets, by developing and implementing a national system for industry-wide compliance with the existing regulatory framework for sustainable production. Reason being, despite a myriad of both public and private tools governing the regulation of the cut flower industry in the realm of labour standards, protection and stewardship of natural resources, it is clear from consistent reports and concerns raised by various stakeholders, that more work on the robustness of implementation needs to be done.
In this regard, KFC has initiated a revision of the Kenya Standard 1758 published in 2004 as good practices in the production of horticultural produce. In addition, the scope has been expanded to include the breeders and propagators; consolidators; shippers and cargo handlers codes of best practices.
The inputs on the proposed draft codes of practice will be presented to the Kenya bureau of standard for consideration as revised Kenya standard.
Please contact KFC on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 2679268 or 020 2043077 to confirm participation.