FLOWER FARMS TO BE CERTIFIED AFREASH


All flower farms will be certified afresh in a move aimed at ensuring that horticultural exports from Kenya meet international standards.
To be certified, flower farms would be required to meet new standards that have been developed by the Kenya Bureau of Standards.
The new measures are aimed at ensuring that Kenya’s agricultural produce are competitive in the EU market.
Kenya’s horticulture industry is growing rapidly with the sector said to have earned the country 56 billion shillings last year from the export of 135,000 tonnes of produce.
The annual horticulture production had risen from 10,946 tonnes in 1988 to 124,000 tonnes in 2014. Currently there are 50 flower market destinations for Kenya’s horticulture produce.

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