September 20-21, Naivasha Horticulture Fair

Kenya: "Come and meet the expert"

The Naivasha Horticulture Fair in Kenya takes place this year on September 20th and 21st. This year the Embassy of the Netherlands will be there with a ‘Meet the Expert’ booth.

Kenya and the Netherlands, 55 years of fruitful cooperation in agriculture. For many years they have been partners in the Kenyan horticulture industry; especially for cut flowers and vegetables. Dutch expertise and technologies are shared throughout entire value chains. 

In July 2019, the first Agricultural Working Group was held in Kenya. During the meetings, the request was made to the Netherlands government to assist in the detection of pests and diseases in plants. They believe that it is valuable to invest in the early detection of pests, like the False Codling Moth (FCM) at farm level and prevention of spread throughout the value chain. 

Image: Joost Bastmeijer

The Embassy has, therefore, invited experts from the KCB (the Dutch Quality Control Bureau) and the NVWA (the Dutch food and consumer product safety authority). These experts have years of experience handling flowers from Kenya at import at the airport. Therefore, the embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will this year be present with a 'Meet the Expert' booth, where you will be able to interact with the experts, ask questions on the detection of pests and diseases in horticulture produce, and learn more about import and export regulations.


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