Flower sector winning virus war


Employees at Equator Flowers Farm in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County pack flowers for export on March 16, 2020.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The containment measures employed by various countries also reduced the high demand that our flowers usually enjoy.
  • The country has, however, remained committed to bringing the sector back to its vibrant self.

Kenya prides itself of a blooming flower sector. According to the Kenya Flower Council, our flower exports grew from 10,946 tonnes in 1988 to 161,227 tonnes in 2018 — a growth rate of 10 per cent for more than three decades.


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