Kenyan small-scale farmers take up flower farming

Flower farming in Kenya for years has been the preserve of the big local and foreign farmers and companies, mainly situated in Naivasha, northwest of the capital Nairobi.

While big players produce the bulk of flowers, in particular the highly sought-after roses, which are exported to Europe via the Netherlands, small-scale farmers are also taking up the trade in droves.

The smallholders are mainly growing summer flowers, which are used to blend the others for a perfect bouquet.

The farmers are spread across the east African nation in a fast-growing, thriving trade that has seen them become exporters of the produce, through agents.

Read more at Xinhua (Shi Yinglun)

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