The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) will hold a consultative workshop on March 11, 2014 at Fish Eagle, Naivasha from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm. The agenda is to further discuss the draft code of good practices for breeders and propagators developed under the National Mechanism for industry-wide Compliance (NMC) project. The participants will give their input on the proposed draft codes of practice.
NMC is spearheaded by KFC 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.