Kenyan farmers struggle to meet Europe’s horticulture demand

Kenyan horticulture exporters are already experiencing high demand for vegetables, fruits and flowers from European countries as they gear up for the high season in October 2018 to May 2019.

The European Union is the largest market for cut flowers from Kenya at 38 per cent.

About 50 per cent of cut flowers from Kenya are sold through the Dutch auction.

“It is the high season for horticulture exports in Kenya, all the products are in demand now. The low season starts in early June and ends in September,” said Simon Kirima, chief executive officer of Kerry’s Kool Fresh, a Kenyan horticulture export company.

“...there is a scarcity of produce due to increase demand and this is when the prices rise, so there is a lot of activity during this period.”

Read more at Business Daily (Queen Munguti)


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