FPEAK: Premier trade association
Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) is Kenya’s premier trade association representing growers, exporters and service providers in the horticulture industry. Formed in 1975, when export horticulture was in its infancy, the association has grown to become Kenya’s foremost sectoral trade association. Members of the association are involved in growing and/or exporting fresh cut flowers, fruits, and vegetables. FPEAK provides a focal and coordination point for the horticulture export industry and supports growers and exporters by providing technical and marketing information and training. It also acts as an information centre, and runs active lobbying and advocacy programmes to enhance the sector’s competiveness.
Hosea Machuki, Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya
FPC Kenya: The force behind the growth of producers and traders
Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya (FPC Kenya) is a leading Business Membership Organization comprising of producers, traders and service providers of Kenya’s fresh horticultural produce.
FPC Kenya is committed to promoting the growth and success of their members through provision of technical and compliance services for voluntary and involuntary standards, supporting members with market linkages and advocacy and lobbying services, while also ensuring compliance to trade and policy agreements.
Okisegere Ojepat, Chief Executive Officer, Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya
KFC: Experts in cut flowers and ornamentals
Kenya Flower Council (KFC) is the leading Business Membership Association for growers, exporters and key cut-flower and ornamentals value chain actors. KFC members account for approximately 80 per cent of Kenya’s floricultural exports.
KFC’s Flowers and Ornamentals Sustainability Standards (FOSS), popularly known as KFC Silver and Gold Standard, to which all members must comply, is a trusted standard worldwide. It is one of only three internationally benchmarked standards that demonstrate sustainable social, environmental and good agricultural business practice benchmarks set by the EU-based Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI). The standard encourages commitment to ethical practices, innovation and promoting equitable trading practices, thus ensuring that certified producers foster sustainable, responsible and safe production of cut flowers and ornamentals.
The organization is in the forefront promoting Kenya as a reliable source of quality cut flowers and ornamentals and the country’s competitiveness in the global floriculture trade. KFC is actively engaged in all major trade negotiations in existing, new and emerging markets and in amplifying Kenya’s image in the international market as the most trusted source of cut flowers and ornamentals.
Currently, Kenya is the third largest producer of cut flowers and ornamentals in the world and exports to over 60 destinations globally. Floriculture is the fastest-growing export sector in the Kenyan economy, providing direct employment for over 200,000 workers.
KFC engages with key actors locally for a favourable business environment for growers and exporters of cut flowers and ornamentals.
Clement Tulezi, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Flower Council
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