Kenya: Laikipia County eyes American flower market

Laikipia County Government is eyeing the American market in a bid to promote horticulture exports to the US.

On Friday, the county government leadership held a consultative meeting with private investors and State agencies to deliberate on ways to ensure flowers grown in Laikipia get markets in the US as well as promote tourism.

The meeting dubbed Laikipia County Government Investors Forum organised in partnership with Standard Group brought together key players including Kenya Airways, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (Kephis), Kenya Airports Authority, State Department for Trade, Flowers Growers in Laikipia, ranchers and financial institutions.

Laikipia County Development Authority CEO Githuku Mwangi was optimistic that the county has the potential to export horticulture products if they meet set standards.

Read more at The Standard (Jacinta Mutura)

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