As the curtains close on the biggest IFTEX to date, FSI has spent a productive week on the ground meeting with members, friends and key players within the Kenyan floriculture sector.
"From greenhouses tours to exhibition floors, we have had the privilege to see first-hand a network open and willing to take on today’s challenges and shape a positive future through sustainable practice. We have seen the many good efforts made by the growers to diversify, pack at source and become more climate resilient," the FSI team says.
On Wednesday FSI shared the stage with the Kenya Flower Council and Women Win to update IFTEX on the latest industry developments on a diverse spectrum of topics. All centered around the importance of data gathering and using that data to support good Environmental and social practice.
The key takeaway can be summarized in one word, collaboration. The sharing of knowledge, resources, best practices and success stories can help the floriculture sector grow from strength to strength.
It is time to be loud and proud of all the great work that already happens within the country. Kenya’s flower growers are showing innovation and resilience during less than favorable market and environmental conditions.
For more information:
Flower Sustainability Initiative