The Import Promotion Desk (IPD), together with its partner “Kenya Flower Council,” is inviting European importers to Kenya from June 6 to 10 for a buyers’ trip. The import promotion initiative works with small and medium-sized flower farms that are owner-managed and can respond flexibly to customer needs. IPD offers the chance to get to know new producers, some of them still unknown, for direct trade.
Around ten farms are visited on the trip, including “Fina Flora,” located on the western highlands of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. “Fina Flora” has specialized in the cultivation of hypericum with rich, vibrant colored berries. “Mount Kenya Alstroemeria” is an expert in Alstroemeria, produces four to six head flowers, and has 23 varieties on offer. And “Florencia Blooms” is also located on the equator at an altitude of 2,300 meters and thus has ideal conditions for the cultivation of summer flowers, such as Kangaroo Yellow Paws, Limoniums, or Carthamus. These three farms give a first insight into the route of this buyer’s trip through the flower paradise of Kenya. The program also includes a visit to IFTEX, the Kenyan trade fair for cut flowers.
For an overview of all the flower farms that will be visited during the trip and for more information on the program, click here.
For more information:
IPD Expert Sourcing + Markets
Import Promotion Desk