The Kenya Cut Flower Trade

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The main industry players in the Kenya cut flower trade
The main industry players in the Kenya cut flower trade include: Horticultural Crop
Development Authority (HCDA), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS), Kenya
Flower Council (KFC), National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and Fresh
Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK). Horticultural Crop Development Authority (HCDA) is the Government’s regulatory agency for the horticultural sub-sector. Its mandate is to regulate the horticulture industry through licensing and application of rules as prescribed under the Agriculture Act, Cap 318. HCDA also provides advisory and marketing services to the stakeholders in the industry for planning purposes. Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Agriculture mandated to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to promote sustainable agriculture and economic growth. KEPHIS coordinates all matters relating to crop pests and disease control, advises the Director of Agriculture on appropriate seeds and planting materials for export and import.

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) is a voluntary association of independent growers and exporters of cut-flowers and ornamentals. It was formed in 1996 with the aim of fostering responsible and safe production of cut flowers with due consideration of workers welfare and protection of the environment. KFC also has a code of regulations to be observed by flower farms. The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) No. 8 of 1999, as the principal instrument of government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment. NEMA is mandated with the responsibility of conducting environmental audits before a flower farm is given the go ahead to establish their…...

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