Dutch flower breeders Interplant and Royal Van Zanten are collaborating to bring a number of strong varieties of popular summer flowers to growers in East Africa. Interplant will be an agent for Royal Van Zanten and represent their varieties in the region where Interplant has had a strong presence and network for years. Interplant’s test facilities in Kenya will serve as a location for flower trials with Alstroemeria, Statice, Chrysanthemum, and Limonium.
‘We actively seek collaboration with partners in the value chain. The partnership with Interplant strengthens our activities in East Africa and our services to growers in this region,’ says Royal Van Zanten’s Commercial Director, Rick Kroon. ‘There is an abundance of flower farms near Lake Naivasha in Kenya. The test facilities are strategically located to accommodate visitors from all over the world.’
‘We have made it our mission to pass on the passion that has defined Royal Van Zanten since its foundation in 1862. It’s reflected in our flowers and company culture. I am very excited about the opportunity to share our passion and products in new areas of Africa. We look forward to working with Interplant.’ Rick Kroon adds.
Chosen for its suitable micro-climate in the flower-growing region of Kenya, the test facilities in Naivasha are strategically placed in the heart of this flower-growing region. In view of the fact that there is an increasing demand for Kenya’s natural resources, care has been taken to recycle much of the water used by the facility that operates mainly on solar energy.
For more information:
Royal Van Zanten
Lavendelweg 15, Rijsenhout
P.O. Box 265, 1430 AG Aalsmeer
Tel: +31(0)297 38 70 00