Kenya: Naivasha puts spotlight on floriculture

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair, which was held last week, provided a great outing for flower growers, breeders, horticulturalists and farm input dealers, among others.

Tens of flower enthusiasts, local and international, flocked to the event, now in its 16th year.

As expected, the top attraction at the exhibition were roses. However, show-goers also sampled carnations, lilies, alstromeria, gypsophilla, eryngiums, arabicum, hypericum and statice, amongst many others.

Richard McGonnell, the chairman of the fair, said that the event was one of their best as it attracted participants from China, US, Europe and other parts of the world.

“New farming technologies to save on water, energy and chemical use to boost productivity while reducing diseases were on display. Smallholder farmers also exhibited their products this time round,” he said.

Read more at Daily Nation (Macharia Mwangi, Francis Mureithi)

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