Revamped National Horticulture Taskforce gets to work

Mon, Aug 30, 2021


The taskforce will develop an integrated Information Management System that will process all the data collected along the value chain. Co-chairs of the National Horticulture Taskforce, from left Joshua Oluyali, Head of the MALFC Horticulture Division, State Department for Crop Development and Agricultural Research and Clement Tulezi, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Flower Council. The public-private […]

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How MARKUP seeks to enhance value addition

Mon, Aug 30, 2021


Food scarcity in Kenya is brought about by massive post-harvest losses, which are attributed to low value addition and inadequate cold chain facilities The low uptake of value addition in Kenya can be attributed to the high cost of processing machines, lack of technical skills in value addition, and challenges of accessing markets. Maina Karuiru, the […]

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In value addition for mangoes, Vert leads the way

Mon, Aug 30, 2021


Value addition allows the firm and its smallholder farmers to have an additional revenue stream Based in Machakos County, Vert Ltd is a company that specialises in horticultural produce processing and export. Initially focusing on exporting fresh produce to the European market, the company later sought to diversify its product portfolio by going into value […]

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‘‘We’ve helped boost horticultural exports” – Horticulture Q&A with Ahmed Farah

Mon, Aug 30, 2021


Ahmed Farah, Country Director of TradeMark East Africa, spoke to Horticulture News on the organisation’s interventions in the horticultural sector What prompted TMEA to get involved in supporting the horticultural sector, specifically? Why horticulture? The Kenya agriculture sector contributes 25 per cent of Kenya’s GDP, of which horticulture provides 36 per cent of the agricultural […]

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KEPHIS: Protecting the integrity of fresh produce

Mon, Aug 30, 2021


Pests have posed a particularly serious problem to the horticultural sector in recent years, with climate change making it even more difficult to control pests The transboundary transfer of pests through international trade and travel, propagation of diseased plants, and climate change have placed an increasing burden on the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), […]

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10 firms set to attend Italy’s Macfrut trade fair

Mon, Aug 30, 2021


The trade fair will feature an international congress, an exhibition area and a new event, the Biosolutions International Award Kenya will be exhibiting at Macfrut 2021 Special Edition, to be located in the African Pavilion, with a size of 64 sq metres as well as host a virtual stand on the Macfrut Digital platform.  The […]

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