Kenya: "Crisis looms in flower farms as fertilizer shortage bites"

A crisis is looming in the flower sector in Kenya over the shortage of essential fertilizers, putting thousands of jobs in the industry at a risk.

According to the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) Chief Executive Officer Clement Tulezi, the problem has worsened over the last five months, with efforts by the umbrella flower body to have the issue resolved bearing little fruit.

In an exclusive interview with the Nation, the CEO called for quick interventions from the relevant government agencies, warning that the jobs of more than 150,000 employees are in danger.

“If we shall not be able to surmount these challenges as quickly as possible, then Sh82 billion that industry raked in last year will be up in smoke,” the CEO cautioned.

Read more at the Daily Nation (Macharia Mwangi)

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