Flower sector faces collapse as Covid-19 hits main markets

Kenya Flower Council CEO Clement Tulezi briefs the press on Thursday on the impact of Covid-19 on the flower industry. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Europe’s total lockdown has exacerbated the situation due to the fact that most of the flower output from Kenya is exported to the continent.
  • A majority of the remaining 30 per cent of the market is catered for by the US and Asian economies such as China, United Arab Emirates and Japan.

About a million people who directly or indirectly depend on the country’s flower industry are facing an uncertain future in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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