IFTEX 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

Oshwal Center in Nairobi.
Oshwal Center in Nairobi.
Ravi and Naren Patel of Subati in their newly decorated stand.
Ravi and Naren Patel of Subati in their newly decorated stand.
The team of United Selections for about 1,5 years now, they are also selecting and showing their varieties in Naivasha, at the Flower Business park. This showcase is especially for their lower altitude varieties, as the location is at an altitude of 1,800m, as well as they are now closer to where the majority of the growers are based. They also have a showcase in Nakuru, which is for their high altitude varities, at an altitude of 2,150m.
The team of United Selections for about 1,5 years now, they are also selecting and showing their varieties in Naivasha, at the Flower Business park. This showcase is especially for their lower altitude varieties, as the location is at an altitude of 1,800m, as well as they are now closer to where the majority of the growers are based. They also have a showcase in Nakuru, which is for their high altitude varities, at an altitude of 2,150m.
Opening Ceremony, opened by Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions.
Opening Ceremony, opened by Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions.
Sidd, Alessandro and Andrea of NIRP International next to their orange varity Copacabana. This true orange variety performs well on low and high altitudes.
Sidd, Alessandro and Andrea of NIRP International next to their orange varity Copacabana. This true orange variety performs well on low and high altitudes.
The deligates at the opening ceremony, from left to right: Dick van Raamsdonk (HPP Exhibitions), Mr. Benard Ondanjd of HCD, Dr. Chris Kiptoo (Principal Secretary Trade), Mr. Steven van Schilfgaarde (CEO FloraHolland), Clement Tulezi (CEO Kenyan Flower Council) and Esther Kimani (Managing director KEPHIS).
The deligates at the opening ceremony, from left to right: Dick van Raamsdonk (HPP Exhibitions), Mr. Benard Ondanjd of HCD, Dr. Chris Kiptoo (Principal Secretary Trade), Mr. Steven van Schilfgaarde (CEO FloraHolland), Clement Tulezi (CEO Kenyan Flower Council) and Esther Kimani (Managing director KEPHIS).
Anat Moshes and Micha Danziger of Danziger, one of the leading breeders in fillers. They see the demand for their fillers increasing.
Anat Moshes and Micha Danziger of Danziger, one of the leading breeders in fillers. They see the demand for their fillers increasing.
Philippe Veys of Dmmen Orange with Erik Spek of Jan Spek Rozen. More often, these two breeding companies are cooperating.
Philippe Veys of Dümmen Orange with Erik Spek of Jan Spek Rozen. More often, these two breeding companies are cooperating.
Ronald van der Breevaart was the Head of the Jury of IFTEX’s 2019 Best Grower Quality Competitions and had the honor to announce the winners. Principal Secretary for Trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo and CEO of Royal FloraHolland Steven van Schilfgaarde handed out the awards. Later in the report, you will see the winners. Regarding the flowers, Van der Breevaart looked at the 'wow' factor, the freshness of the color of the flower, the freshness of the leaves and the disease resistance. Below are the results, each with a picture of the exhibitor holding the award in the booth.
Ronald van der Breevaart was the Head of the Jury of IFTEX’s 2019 Best Grower Quality Competitions and had the honor to announce the winners. Principal Secretary for Trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo and CEO of Royal FloraHolland Steven van Schilfgaarde handed out the awards. Later in the report, you will see the winners.
Regarding the flowers, Van der Breevaart looked at the 'wow' factor, the freshness of the color of the flower, the freshness of the leaves and the disease resistance. Below are the results, each with a picture of the exhibitor holding the award in the booth.
The team of Ininya Roses Limited and Porini Flowers. Isinya Roses is their 35ha low altitude farm (1,800m) and Porini Flowers their 29ha high altitude farm (2,865m). Both farms are recently have become FairTrade certified.
The team of Ininya Roses Limited and Porini Flowers. Isinya Roses is their 35ha low altitude farm (1,800m) and Porini Flowers their 29ha high altitude farm (2,865m). Both farms are recently have become FairTrade certified.
The Mavuno team (Sales and Marketing organisation for Oserian and other rose farms) promoting the Coffee collection of Oserian. This collectino consists of four varieties; Cappucino, Caffee Latte, Caffee Mocca and Caffee del Mer.
The Mavuno team (Sales and Marketing organisation for Oserian and other rose farms) promoting the Coffee collection of Oserian. This collectino consists of four varieties; Cappucino, Caffee Latte, Caffee Mocca and Caffee del Mer.
PS trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo and RFH CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde officially opening the show.
PS trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo and RFH CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde officially opening the show.
The team of Bliss Flora holding their Bronze award they received in the category standard rose in the Best Growers Awards.
The team of Bliss Flora holding their Bronze award they received in the category standard rose in the Best Grower’s Awards.
Martin Baart of Ecoligo was visiting the show. By crowd funding, they installed solar systems at several farms already. And more will come in the future.
Martin Baart of Ecoligo was visiting the show. By crowd funding, they installed solar systems at several farms already. And more will come in the future.
Stephan Heymer of Van Kleef Roses and Alexander Letkow of Rosen Tantau. Van Kleef Roses represents Rosen Tantau in Kenya and Alani is the farm where the varieties are grown.
Stephan Heymer of Van Kleef Roses and Alexander Letkow of Rosen Tantau. Van Kleef Roses represents Rosen Tantau in Kenya and Alani is the farm where the varieties are grown.
The team of Black Tulip. Last year, they added 3 farms to their group and they are in the process of adding more farms. Currently, their total growing acreage is over 250 ha where they grow a wide range of flowers. On the picture also three silver awards which they won in the Best Grower's competition in the category cut flowers, spray flowers and garden roses.
The team of Black Tulip. Last year, they added 3 farms to their group and they are in the process of adding more farms. Currently, their total growing acreage is over 250 ha where they grow a wide range of flowers. On the picture also three silver awards which they won in the Best Grower's competition in the category cut flowers, spray flowers and garden roses.
Jeroen Zonneveld and Floris Muilwijk of Ufo Supplies. Two of the new products that they are showing are the humidity sensor (bottom left) and the new binder that binds and cuts stems (bottom right).
Jeroen Zonneveld and Floris Muilwijk of Ufo Supplies. Two of the new products that they are showing are the humidity sensor (bottom left) and the new binder that binds and cuts stems (bottom right).
Henry Wanjala of Cosmocel, a Mexican plant nutrition farm, and Steve Wanjala of Ocean Agriculture who is the distributor in Kenya. They are at the show for the first time and they are lauching Trazex an calcium, borom mix. There is a lack of borom in Kenya and ensures the uptake of calcium, which in turn results in a better vaselife of the flower", they explain.
Henry Wanjala of Cosmocel, a Mexican plant nutrition farm, and Steve Wanjala of Ocean Agriculture who is the distributor in Kenya. They are at the show for the first time and they are lauching Trazex – an calcium, borom mix. “There is a lack of borom in Kenya and ensures the uptake of calcium, which in turn results in a better vaselife of the flower", they explain.
Peter Wicke of greenhouse manufacturing company Vermako. In Africa, they often cooperate with Mereg, who supplies the greenhouse automation solutions.
Peter Wicke of greenhouse manufacturing company Vermako. In Africa, they often cooperate with Mereg, who supplies the greenhouse automation solutions. 
Bertho Meers of Mereg, who supplies the automation for in the greenhouse. In Africa, they often cooperate with greenhouse manufacturer Vermako.
Bertho Meers of Mereg, who supplies the automation for in the greenhouse. In Africa, they often cooperate with greenhouse manufacturer Vermako.
Farah Samji, Irine Mumbi and Milicent of AAA Growers. Their high altitude farm Bellissima is now Fairtrade certified. Their lower altitude farm (AAA Roses) is Global GAP and GRASP certified and they expanded this farm with 5ha the end of 2018. Besides that, they were also presenting their bouquets concepts. They started making bouquets (with their own roses and fillers from other farms) about 2 years ago and they are now testing the demand for them at Carrefour Kenya. If it is successful, they will roll it out at Carrefour in the Middle East.
Farah Samji, Irine Mumbi and Milicent of AAA Growers. Their high altitude farm Bellissima is now Fairtrade certified. Their lower altitude farm (AAA Roses) is Global GAP and GRASP certified and they expanded this farm with 5ha the end of 2018. Besides that, they were also presenting their bouquets concepts. They started making bouquets (with their own roses and fillers from other farms) about 2 years ago and they are now testing the demand for them at Carrefour Kenya. If it is successful, they will roll it out at Carrefour in the Middle East.
Salaiman Alaqaibi of United Flowers, an importer out of Saudi Arabia, was visiting the show.
Salaiman Alaqaibi of United Flowers, an importer out of Saudi Arabia, was visiting the show.
Peter Pol and Han Hendrikse of ProRoot. With their ProRoot rootstocks, they have grown significantly over the last years, not only in Kenya, but in South America as well. Currently, in Kenya they supply around 10 percent of the rootstocks that are being replaced anually. With their rootstocks, the yield of a rose plant is 20% higher.
Peter Pol and Han Hendrikse of ProRoot. With their ProRoot rootstocks, they have grown significantly over the last years, not only in Kenya, but in South America as well. Currently, in Kenya they supply around 10 percent of the rootstocks that are being replaced anually. With their rootstocks, the yield of a rose plant is 20% higher.
Haiko Backer and Martha Wanjiku of Dutch rose breeding company Schreurs.
Haiko Backer and Martha Wanjiku of Dutch rose breeding company Schreurs.
Kimman Roses recently started growing carnations.
Kimman Roses recently started growing carnations.
The team of Koppert won the golden award at the IFTEX best stand competition.
The team of Koppert won the golden award at the IFTEX best stand competition.
Swirski Ulti-Mite is a new type of sachet of Koppert that can withstand harsh conditions.
Swirski Ulti-Mite is a new type of sachet of Koppert that can withstand harsh conditions.
Mane Apaso of Fontana with Kees Gram of Royal Van Zanten, who was visiting the show. Fontana grows several of the chrysanthemum varieties of Royal Van Zanten.
Mane Apaso of Fontana with Kees Gram of Royal Van Zanten, who was visiting the show. Fontana grows several of the chrysanthemum varieties of Royal Van Zanten.
Kevin Ho of Kevin International, who consolidates shipments and transport them from Kenya to China, together with Chinese flower buyers Ye Zhiyon of Shengrun Flowers and He Jian Fe of Syangeng Africa were visiting the show.
Kevin Ho of Kevin International, who consolidates shipments and transport them from Kenya to China, together with Chinese flower buyers Ye Zhiyon of Shengrun Flowers and He Jian Fe of Syangeng Africa were visiting the show.
Barbara Natembeya and Rita Wanjiku of Red Lands Roses. A rose farm specialized in garden and spray roses. Natembeya and Wanjiku were wearing (and handing out) necklesses, something they do at every fair, but this time with red, white and black beads. It symbolizes Red Lands support for the fight against Female Gential Mutilation. "Red stands for the blood that has been shed, white for peace and black for the African skin color.
Barbara Natembeya and Rita Wanjiku of Red Lands Roses. A rose farm specialized in garden and spray roses. Natembeya and Wanjiku were wearing (and handing out) necklesses, something they do at every fair, but this time with red, white and black beads. It symbolizes Red Lands support for the fight against Female Gential Mutilation. "Red stands for the blood that has been shed, white for peace and black for the African skin color”.
Julieta, a variety of Georges Delbard, is one of their best-sellers. They selected and named this variety. It has one commercial mutant, Cerise, and now they are trialing two other mutants; limoncella and cream.
Julieta, a variety of Georges Delbard, is one of their best-sellers. They selected and named this variety. It has one commercial mutant, Cerise, and now they are trialing two other mutants; limoncella and cream.
The team of Elgon Kenya. This year, they are concentration on Irrigation as a result of the drought due to the delayed rains.
The team of Elgon Kenya. This year, they are concentration on Irrigation as a result of the drought due to the delayed rains.
The irrigation theme at the Elgon Kenya booth visualized.
The irrigation theme at the Elgon Kenya booth visualized.
Eduard Eveleens of IPHandlers, Schiphol's largest freight forwarder. Recently, they expanded their cold storage to more than 10,000 m2.
Eduard Eveleens of IPHandlers, Schiphol's largest freight forwarder. Recently, they expanded their cold storage to more than 10,000 m2.
Noud Visscher and Feddie Kirsten of FreshCap. They grow 300 Capevarieties in South Africa and their main product is the protea. All their varieties are grown on a total acreage of 60 ha and supplied all over the world.
Noud Visscher and Feddie Kirsten of FreshCap. They grow 300 “Cape” varieties in South Africa and their main product is the protea. All their varieties are grown on a total acreage of 60 ha and supplied all over the world.
Lee Sarah Julies of Afrex Trading. Their wax flowers are a bit earlier this year and this is probably that there are, unlike last year, no more water restrictions in South Africa.
Lee Sarah Julies of Afrex Trading. Their wax flowers are a bit earlier this year and this is probably that there are, unlike last year, no more water restrictions in South Africa.
John Kowarsky and Amnon Zamir of Cargolite presenting their new box Cargolite XL. The box is a bit wider which results in a 10 percent extra capacity on the same pallet. They are showing the prototype to gather feedback and to see if there is a market for this product.
John Kowarsky and Amnon Zamir of Cargolite presenting their new box Cargolite XL. The box is a bit wider which results in a 10 percent extra capacity on the same pallet. They are showing the prototype to gather feedback and to see if there is a market for this product.
Via Amce, Cargolite is being promoted in Kenya. This company makes pallets and plastic trays. In the picture, Nirav Haria.
Via Amce, Cargolite is being promoted in Kenya. This company makes pallets and plastic trays. In the picture, Nirav Haria.
Luis Benalcazar of BellaFlor Ethiopia. They grow spray roses, gypsophilas and standard roses with their Ecuadorian know-how in Ethiopia. This year, they are planning to increase their farm with 3-5 ha. Besides that, they are also eager to go into making their own bouquets and they will therefore start trailing other flowers at their farm.
Luis Benalcazar of BellaFlor Ethiopia. They grow spray roses, gypsophilas and standard roses with their Ecuadorian know-how in Ethiopia. This year, they are planning to increase their farm with 3-5 ha. Besides that, they are also eager to go into making their own bouquets and they will therefore start trailing other flowers at their farm.
Lilian Maina and Brian Nimwesiga of Fair Trade Africa. The end of 2018, they received a lot of request from rose growers, opting for a FairTrade certification. However, this growth isnt yet reflected in the market demand, Maina eplains. Currently, they are working hard to let this growth goes hand in hand.
Lilian Maina and Brian Nimwesiga of Fair Trade Africa. The end of 2018, they received a lot of request from rose growers, opting for a FairTrade certification. However, this growth isn’t yet reflected in the market demand, Maina eplains. Currently, they are working hard to let this growth goes hand in hand.
Frans Ederveen of Flora Delight. After years of trialing and testing, they now can supply their Kenyan grown hydrangeas year-round. And Frans is very pleased with the demand, that is coming from all overt the world.
Frans Ederveen of Flora Delight. After years of trialing and testing, they now can supply their Kenyan grown hydrangeas year-round. And Frans is very pleased with the demand, that is coming from all overt the world.
Anthony Njau, Mercy Wauda and Kellyjoy Gitari of The Manpower Company. They manage the companys workers as they recruit, train and manage the payroll. Over the years, theyve noticed that more and more farms want their labor managed by an expert so that they can focus on their core business.
Anthony Njau, Mercy Wauda and Kellyjoy Gitari of The Manpower Company. They manage the company’s workers as they recruit, train and manage the payroll. Over the years, they’ve noticed that more and more farms want their labor managed by an expert so that they can focus on their core business.
Cacha Mwita of Truflowers Limited. This consolidating company was established in 2016 and is attending the IFTEX for the first time.
Cacha Mwita of Truflowers Limited. This consolidating company was established in 2016 and is attending the IFTEX for the first time.
Cory Smith and Catherine Gacheri of Dudutech. They supply zero residue biological control products for environmentally intelligent farming.
Cory Smith and Catherine Gacheri of Dudutech. They supply zero residue biological control products for environmentally intelligent farming.
Bruno Meilland together with their Chinese agent Frank Yang. They are improving more and more varieties for this country.
Bruno Meilland together with their Chinese agent Frank Yang. They are improving more and more varieties for this country.
The team of Mzurrie Flowers presenting their two awards. They won the golden award in the category best stand and the silver award in the category spray flowers.
The team of Mzurrie Flowers presenting their two awards. They won the golden award in the category best stand and the silver award in the category spray flowers.
Anne Karuiki and Joseph Wakagwi of Oboya Afrca. They are based in Kenya and supply Kenyan growers with packaging and distribution solutions and they are planning to increase exports to Ethiopia.
Anne Karuiki and Joseph Wakagwi of Oboya Afrca. They are based in Kenya and supply Kenyan growers with packaging and distribution solutions and they are planning to increase exports to Ethiopia.
Jane Aayako and Arun Mishra of East African Growers. Their Shalimer Flowers farm grows roses at an altitude of 1950m and their Mahee Flowers farm at 2400m.
Jane Aayako and Arun Mishra of East African Growers. Their Shalimer Flowers farm grows roses at an altitude of 1950m and their Mahee Flowers farm at 2400m.
Matej Usenik of PrinTack presenting its labels and tags.
Matej Usenik of PrinTack presenting its labels and tags.
The team of PJ Dave Flora.
The team of PJ Dave Flora.
Exhibition floor.
Exhibition floor.
David Zoetemelk, Wawuda Boli and Nelson Okoth of Celtic Cooling.
David Zoetemelk, Wawuda Boli and Nelson Okoth of Celtic Cooling.
Jos Willems of BTM and Peter de Boer of Cyclop. BTM makes the binding machines with the Cyclop binder incorporated. It is the first time that they are presenting their products in this setup.
Jos Willems of BTM and Peter de Boer of Cyclop. BTM makes the binding machines with the Cyclop binder incorporated. It is the first time that they are presenting their products in this setup.
The team of Dmmen Orange presenting their different bouquet concepts. It encourages growers to grow other crops and we have all the crops available
The team of Dümmen Orange presenting their different bouquet concepts. “It encourages growers to grow other crops and we have all the crops available”
The team of Tal Flowers. This Ethiopian farm grows gypsophilas on two farms with a total acreage of 70ha. They are presenting their products at the IFTEX for the first time.
The team of Tal Flowers. This Ethiopian farm grows gypsophilas on two farms with a total acreage of 70ha. They are presenting their products at the IFTEX for the first time.
Jan Renting of Dutch unpackaging company Optimal Connection was also visiting the show.
Jan Renting of Dutch unpackaging company Optimal Connection was also visiting the show.
The team of PJ Dave presenting their silver award in the category best stand.
The team of PJ Dave presenting their silver award in the category best stand.
Brigitta Verlinden and Frans Diedens of Yalokeh Flowers. They grow hypericum at their farm in Ethiopia. They were presenting their some of their varieities at the booth of EHPEA.
Brigitta Verlinden and Frans Diedens of Yalokeh Flowers. They grow hypericum at their farm in Ethiopia. They were presenting their some of their varieities at the booth of EHPEA.
Aline Musine of Green Horizon next to their alstroemerias, also on display at the booth of EHPEA.
Aline Musine of Green Horizon next to their alstroemerias, also on display at the booth of EHPEA.
The team of De Ruiter. This year, they are promoting Exposed; the blindselection of Kenyan rose varieties promising codes by 67 most senior auctioneers, buyers, traders, handlers, business developers and marketeers.
The team of De Ruiter. This year, they are promoting “Exposed”; the “blind” selection of Kenyan rose varieties & promising codes by 67 most senior auctioneers, buyers, traders, handlers, business developers and marketeers.
The team of HSI presenting their silver award in the category best booth non-perishables.
The team of HSI presenting their silver award in the category best booth non-perishables.
Girish Appanna of Fontana presenting their two awards; bronze and gold in the category Best Garden Roses.
Girish Appanna of Fontana presenting their two awards; bronze and gold in the category Best Garden Roses.
Adrian Moreano of Eternal Flower, the only Ecuadorian farm exhibiting. He grows hypericum and gypsophila and is in the process of getting 100% organic. The aim is to be 100% organic in 2020.
Adrian Moreano of Eternal Flower, the only Ecuadorian farm exhibiting. He grows hypericum and gypsophila and is in the process of getting 100% organic. The aim is to be 100% organic in 2020.
Nicholas Kadiri and Jennifer Mburu of Sian roses presenting their golden award in the category best spray roses.
Nicholas Kadiri and Jennifer Mburu of Sian roses presenting their golden award in the category best spray roses.
Ivan Freeman of Uhuru Flowers presenting the golden award he received in the category standard roses.
Ivan Freeman of Uhuru Flowers presenting the golden award he received in the category standard roses.
Taghau Rai of Omar Amor, Pini Cohen of Decofresh and Inder Nain of Omar and Amor presenting the two awards they won, golden award in the category best stand perishables and silver in the category best standard rose.
Taghau Rai of Omar & Amor, Pini Cohen of Decofresh and Inder Nain of Omar and Amor presenting the two awards they won, golden award in the category best stand perishables and silver in the category best standard rose.
The team of Kuhne Nagel presenting their golden award in the category best stand non-perishables.
The team of Kuhne Nagel presenting their golden award in the category best stand non-perishables.
 
Jochem Genuit of Mienis Water. He sees the demand for his reverse osmosis systems increasing.
Jochem Genuit of Mienis Water. He sees the demand for his reverse osmosis systems increasing.
Leslie and his father Goos Bartels of Lutgo visiting the show.
Leslie and his father Goos Bartels of Lutgo visiting the show.
Dutch Ambassy event on the evening of the first exhibition day.
Dutch Ambassy event on the evening of the first exhibition day.
Frans Makken, the Dutch Ambassador in Kenya, giving a small opening speech.
Frans Makken, the Dutch Ambassador in Kenya, giving a small opening speech.
Part of the guests.
Part of the guests.
The team of Cocogrow. This year, exhibiting for the second time. They make cocos peat out of the cocus sourced out of Kenya.
The team of Cocogrow. This year, exhibiting for the second time. They make cocos peat out of the cocus sourced out of Kenya.
Kenyan floriculture magazine Floriculture. In the picture Cornelius Masila.
Kenyan floriculture magazine Floriculture. In the picture Cornelius Masila.
Beverlyne Amboka and Ian Keyeli of Arvilan Growers. These Kenyan herb growers are exhibiting at the IFTEX for the second time. The herbs they grow indoors and outdoors on 5 ha are mainly exported to Europe and the Middle East.
Beverlyne Amboka and Ian Keyeli of Arvilan Growers. These Kenyan herb growers are exhibiting at the IFTEX for the second time. The herbs they grow – indoors and outdoors on 5 ha – are mainly exported to Europe and the Middle East.
Chris Alpenhaar and Gerard Pothuis of all-round greenhouse supplier Bosman van Zaal together with Philip Immerzeel of Swedish screen manufacturing company Svensson. When looking at the current situation rose growers are in, they are very pleased and also quite surprised with the interest they received from growers with expansion plans.
Chris Alpenhaar and Gerard Pothuis of all-round greenhouse supplier Bosman van Zaal together with Philip Immerzeel of Swedish screen manufacturing company Svensson. When looking at the current situation rose growers are in, they are very pleased and also quite surprised with the interest they received from growers with expansion plans.
The second day was the busiest day of the three-day event.
The second day was the busiest day of the three-day event.
Roses at the booth of Black Tulip.
Roses at the booth of Black Tulip.
John Kordes and Christian Mueschke of Kordes Roses presenting the newest varieties of this German rose breeding company.
John Kordes and Christian Mueschke of Kordes Roses presenting the newest varieties of this German rose breeding company.
The team of Baraka Roses with Jo Newhau of J. Van Vliet cash and carry (second on the left) who was visiting the show.
The team of Baraka Roses with Jo Newhau of J. Van Vliet cash and carry (second on the left) who was visiting the show.
The team of Baraka Roses with the team of KFC.
The team of Baraka Roses with the team of KFC.
Jamafa Machinery currently has 12 of their grading machines running at Kenyan flower farms. They are supplying Kenyan growers for several years now, and since 2 years, several products are made in Kenya and they employed local technsians. In the picture; owner Karel van Hattum (middle) and his sister Marjo (right) with their Bas de Goede, who now - after working 28 years for Bercomex- is joining and enjoying the Jamafa family as Sales Manager.
Jamafa Machinery currently has 12 of their grading machines running at Kenyan flower farms. They are supplying Kenyan growers for several years now, and since 2 years, several products are made in Kenya and they employed local technsians. In the picture; owner Karel van Hattum (middle) and his sister Marjo (right) with their Bas de Goede, who now - after working 28 years for Bercomex- is joining and enjoying the Jamafa family as Sales Manager.
Jaap Stelder of Agriom and Richard McConnel, agent of WAC International and chairman of the Naivasha Horticultural fair that will be held on September 20 and 21, 2019. They will soon introduce a new red (upper red in the picture) one that is performing good at an Ethiopian grower who is trialing the variety. This variety still has a code, but will be named soon.
Jaap Stelder of Agriom and Richard McConnel, agent of WAC International and chairman of the Naivasha Horticultural fair that will be held on September 20 and 21, 2019. They will soon introduce a new red (upper red in the picture) – one that is performing good at an Ethiopian grower who is trialing the variety. This variety still has a code, but will be named soon.
Nicholas Munyao and Alejandro Umana of Ball. According to Umana, the demand for summer flowers is increasing and even rose growers are looking into the options for growing these flowers.
Nicholas Munyao and Alejandro Umana of Ball. According to Umana, the demand for summer flowers is increasing and even rose growers are looking into the options for growing these flowers.
The team of Karl Flowers Kenya. They grow summer flowers and the gyps and hypericum are their main crops. They grow their flowers on 10 ha and are presenting them at the IFTEX for the first time. This fairly young farm, established only 2 years ago, also makes bouquets and consolidates their shipments with that of other growers. The company that consolidates is Polly Fleur.
The team of Karl Flowers Kenya. They grow summer flowers and the gyps and hypericum are their main crops. They grow their flowers on 10 ha and are presenting them at the IFTEX for the first time. This fairly young farm, established only 2 years ago, also makes bouquets and consolidates their shipments with that of other growers. The company that consolidates is Polly Fleur.
Exhibition floor.
Exhibition floor.
Velister Thup and Ruth Thuo of Phinna Flowers grow summer flowers on 7ha and are experiencing a good demand for these varieties.
Velister Thup and Ruth Thuo of Phinna Flowers grow summer flowers on 7ha and are experiencing a good demand for these varieties.
Erik Bruine de Bruin of RosaLink, Ruud Knorr of Dutch Flower Group, Erik van Duin of Coloriginz - with Nies van der Plas of Intergeen and Ronald de Vos of Dutch Flower Group Kenya in the back. They are all representing their company and services under the DFG umbrella Coloriginz.
Erik Bruine de Bruin of RosaLink, Ruud Knorr of Dutch Flower Group, Erik van Duin of Coloriginz - with Nies van der Plas of Intergeen and Ronald de Vos of Dutch Flower Group Kenya in the back. They are all representing their company and services under the DFG umbrella Coloriginz. 
Milcah Nyasili of Bimifleurs was also visiting the show. This Kenyan company consolodates shipments from Kenya and send them mainly the Middle East and Europe.
Milcah Nyasili of Bimifleurs was also visiting the show. This Kenyan company consolodates shipments from Kenya and send them mainly the Middle East and Europe.
Amraphael Mwatibo and Patrick Garner of Geerlofs Kenya. They are currently building a lot of cooling facilities at the airports in Kenya.
Amraphael Mwatibo and Patrick Garner of Geerlofs Kenya. They are currently building a lot of cooling facilities at the airports in Kenya.
Manuel Guerrero of Asthor has several projects running for flower growers in Kenya.
Manuel Guerrero of Asthor has several projects running for flower growers in Kenya.
Alain Legot of Intermas Group, visiting the booth of Agrypolyane, which is among others represented by Thomas Thizy.
Alain Legot of Intermas Group, visiting the booth of Agrypolyane, which is among others represented by Thomas Thizy.
Divyesh Goradia of Shakti Polyweave supplies textile fabric used for greenhouse and nursery purposes. He is exhibiting at the IFTEX for the first time.
Divyesh Goradia of Shakti Polyweave supplies textile fabric used for greenhouse and nursery purposes. He is exhibiting at the IFTEX for the first time.
The team of Irrico presenting their new planter "Wizard Vacuum precision planter", which can plant all sizes of seeds, even the very small ones.
The team of Irrico presenting their new planter "Wizard Vacuum precision planter", which can plant all sizes of seeds, even the very small ones.
Moses Khaemba of Irrico presenting the Maji Water Storge.
Moses Khaemba of Irrico presenting the Maji Water Storge.
 
Suart Millar of Rift Valley Roses, Andrew Fernandez of Kariki and James Burridge of Green Highway visiting the show.
Suart Millar of Rift Valley Roses, Andrew Fernandez of Kariki and James Burridge of Green Highway visiting the show.
The team of Decofresh.
The team of Decofresh.
Gerjan Telleman and Jaap Buis of Fresco Flowers also visiting the show. They unpack and pack the flowers of several Kenyan growers at the FloraHolland action.
Gerjan Telleman and Jaap Buis of Fresco Flowers also visiting the show. They unpack and pack the flowers of several Kenyan growers at the FloraHolland action.
Ertugrul Molulu and Ilker Yildirim of Agriplast, a greenhouse material supplier. Over the last 2-3 years, they have seen the production of Herbs peaking.
Ertugrul Molulu and Ilker Yildirim of Agriplast, a greenhouse material supplier. Over the last 2-3 years, they have seen the production of Herbs peaking.
Celiar Norena and Raul Leal of SB Talee. This Colombian carnation breeder entered the Kenyan market just recently and is active on the market for about 2 years now. This year, they are introducing their new series Thrill (in the picture: the varieties in front).
Celiar Norena and Raul Leal of SB Talee. This Colombian carnation breeder entered the Kenyan market just recently and is active on the market for about 2 years now. This year, they are introducing their new series Thrill (in the picture: the varieties in front).
Roelof Nugteren of Luxaflor, one of the few Zimbabwan farms at the show. They grow roses on 16.5 ha and are mainly for the retail market. According to Nugteren, the potential of Zimbabwe to grow flowers is largely underestimated. The water and ground quality for example, is very good, he explains. The head size might be smaller, but the production per square meter is often higher than in Kenya and as the head size is smaller, more stems fit in a box, he adds. They are FairTrade certified and are planning to double the size of their farm soon. "It will be 35ha then, which has more or less a similar yield as a 70ha Kenyan farm."
Roelof Nugteren of Luxaflor, one of the few Zimbabwan farms at the show. They grow roses on 16.5 ha and are mainly for the retail market. According to Nugteren, the potential of Zimbabwe to grow flowers is largely underestimated. The water and ground quality for example, is very good, he explains. The head size might be smaller, but the production per square meter is often higher than in Kenya and as the head size is smaller, more stems fit in a box, he adds. They are FairTrade certified and are planning to double the size of their farm soon. "It will be 35ha then, which has more or less a similar yield as a 70ha Kenyan farm."
The team of Dilpack and Vaselife both presenting more environmentally friendly solutions. Vaselife introduces a fully compostable flower food packaging and Dilpack Kenya an environmentally friendly seeve. "It complements each other."
The team of Dilpack and Vaselife both presenting more environmentally friendly solutions. Vaselife introduces a fully compostable flower food packaging and Dilpack Kenya an environmentally friendly seeve. "It complements each other."
Zack Gichane of Dilpack presenting their environmentally friendly sleeve.
Zack Gichane of Dilpack presenting their environmentally friendly sleeve.
The team of HCD.
The team of HCD.
Jacob Juma and Olcay Karadayi of Vatan Plastics. Tjis turish plastic film manufacturer expanded its assortment with different agricultural products.
Jacob Juma and Olcay Karadayi of Vatan Plastics. Tjis turish plastic film manufacturer expanded its assortment with different agricultural products.
Bruno Etvard of Meilland and Jeroen Oudheusden of FSI, who was visiting the show.
Bruno Etvard of Meilland and Jeroen Oudheusden of FSI, who was visiting the show.
Manicab Kagicha and Florence Didy of Harvest Limited, who grow roses on 22ha.
Manicab Kagicha and Florence Didy of Harvest Limited, who grow roses on 22ha.
Exhibition floor.
Exhibition floor.
  
The team of Panalpina.
The team of Panalpina.
The team of Magana Flowers proudly presenting their new logo.
The team of Magana Flowers proudly presenting their new logo.
Ran Kedoch of Amiran and Paul Wakesa of Panocal - who grows roses in Kenya and was visiting the show.
Ran Kedoch of Amiran and Paul Wakesa of Panocal - who grows roses in Kenya and was visiting the show.
Marcos Amato and Abdul Atarigbe of Agdia presenting their test kits that detect plant diseases. In ornamentals and vegetables, all major diseases can be tested.
Marcos Amato and Abdul Atarigbe of Agdia presenting their test kits that detect plant diseases. In ornamentals and vegetables, all major diseases can be tested.
Clement Tulezi, CEO of the Kenyan Flower Council (KFC). He succeeded Jane Ngige about 1.5 years ago. They are taking care of the many challenges the Kenyan industry is facing.
Clement Tulezi, CEO of the Kenyan Flower Council (KFC). He succeeded Jane Ngige about 1.5 years ago. They are taking care of the many challenges the Kenyan industry is facing.
The KFC team.
The KFC team.
Jorum Kanyua and Calvin Odek of Valentine Growers. They grow standard intermediate roses on 17 ha.
Jorum Kanyua and Calvin Odek of Valentine Growers. They grow standard intermediate roses on 17 ha.
Arnaud Delbard and Arnoud Bolten of George Delbard, a French rose breeding company. A highlight at their booth is Julieta (on the left) and its mutant Julieta Cerise (on the rigth). In total, this variety has 3 mutants of which Cerise is currently commercial.
Arnaud Delbard and Arnoud Bolten of George Delbard, a French rose breeding company. A highlight at their booth is Julieta (on the left) and its mutant Julieta Cerise (on the rigth). In total, this variety has 3 mutants of which Cerise is currently commercial.
The team of Barile Flowers Service was also visiting the event.
The team of Barile Flowers Service was also visiting the event.
William Murgor of Zena Roses. Their main crop is roses and spray roses, but they also started to grow gypsophillas and baby blues. This enables them tomake bouquets at the farm.
William Murgor of Zena Roses. Their main crop is roses and spray roses, but they also started to grow gypsophillas and baby blues. This enables them to  make bouquets at the farm.
Peter Zethof of Shakti Cocos with Jeroen van Marrewijk of United Selections, who was paying a visit to the booth of Shakti.
Peter Zethof of Shakti Cocos with Jeroen van Marrewijk of United Selections, who was paying a visit to the booth of Shakti.
The varieties on display that competed in the Best Grower Quality Competition.
The varieties on display that competed in the Best Grower Quality Competition.
 
The team of Continental Breeding. This year, their Bellalinda spray roses are taking center stage at their booth. It is a new line of garden shape spray roses.
The team of Continental Breeding. This year, their Bellalinda spray roses are taking center stage at their booth. It is a new line of garden shape spray roses.
Tewodros Zewdie of Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association EHPEA. As usual, they brought some Ethiopian farms to display some of their products in their booth.
Tewodros Zewdie of Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association EHPEA. As usual, they brought some Ethiopian farms to display some of their products in their booth.
Francis Karanja and Humphrey Bululu of Sanpac. They supply tools for harvesting, post harvest and packaging. They are the local agent of Decowraps and produce sleeves for several European supermakets at their factory in Kenya.
Francis Karanja and Humphrey Bululu of Sanpac. They supply tools for harvesting, post harvest and packaging. They are the local agent of Decowraps and produce sleeves for several European supermakets at their factory in Kenya.
Floriday presented at the Royal FloraHolland booth. It is the platform that connects growers with a variety of sales channels.
Floriday presented at the Royal FloraHolland booth. It is the platform that connects growers with a variety of sales channels.
Part of the team of Royal FloraHolland and Floriday.
Part of the team of Royal FloraHolland and Floriday.
The team of Chrysal presenting the Rose Dip Service; a product that not only keeps roses Botrytis free, but also enhances colours and prolongs vase life.
The team of Chrysal presenting the Rose Dip Service; a product that not only keeps roses Botrytis free, but also enhances colours and prolongs vase life.
Michael Gatha of Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Their main focus is to strengthen business between Kenya and Dubai and promote Dubai as a logistc business hub.
Michael Gatha of Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Their main focus is to strengthen business between Kenya and Dubai and promote Dubai as a logistc business hub.
Tazamael Nnko of Mount Meru Flowers. Their main product is the intermediate rose, but they are currnelty trialing some greens as they are eager to supply ready made bouquets in the future.
Tazamael Nnko of Mount Meru Flowers. Their main product is the intermediate rose, but they are currnelty trialing some greens as they are eager to supply ready made bouquets in the future.
Piet Kelderman of Finlays. About 2 years ago they started to supply bouquets.They grow all their flowers themselves.
Piet Kelderman of Finlays. About 2 years ago they started to supply bouquets.They grow all their flowers themselves.
The team of Greenspan.
The team of Greenspan.
Raspberry Ripple, one of the promising varieties of Jan Spek Rozen.
Raspberry Ripple, one of the promising varieties of Jan Spek Rozen.
On the evening of the second event day, the organization (HPP Exhibitions) organized a Cocktail reception at an impressive location.
On the evening of the second event day, the organization (HPP Exhibitions) organized a Cocktail reception at an impressive location.
Plenty of room (inside and out) to network at the Cocktail Reception of HPP Exhibitions.
Plenty of room (inside and out) to network at the Cocktail Reception of HPP Exhibitions.
Grace Owiti of Cultural de Afrique. They grow summer flowers and spray roses on 12 ha and mainly export them to Europe, the UK and Russia.
Grace Owiti of Cultural de Afrique. They grow summer flowers and spray roses on 12 ha and mainly export them to Europe, the UK and Russia.
Michael Kariuki and Rose Wagari of Matanya Greens. THey are specialized in summer flowers and their main crops are: snap dragon, delphinium and mathiolas. This 26ha farm only started last year and they now grow flowers on 6ha. Next year, due to the increasing demand, they are planning to expand to 20 ha.
Michael Kariuki and Rose Wagari of Matanya Greens. THey are specialized in summer flowers and their main crops are: snap dragon, delphinium and mathiolas. This 26ha farm only started last year and they now grow flowers on 6ha. Next year, due to the increasing demand, they are planning to expand to 20 ha.
Esther Kabugi of Fresh Handling Kenya, a freight forwarder, was also visiting the show.
Esther Kabugi of Fresh Handling Kenya, a freight forwarder, was also visiting the show.
Vijay Kumar and Cornel Muganda of Balaji Flowers Limited. They are currently growing roses on 4ha but the plot is much bigger, so they have the option to expand the farm in the future.
Vijay Kumar and Cornel Muganda of Balaji Flowers Limited. They are currently growing roses on 4ha but the plot is much bigger, so they have the option to expand the farm in the future.
Kelvin Mbugua of Oregem. They are currently finalizing the last trials and are ready to sell they own bred and grown hydrangeas. They are growing the hydrangeas on 5 (out of the 16) acres under plastic tunnels. It took them 3,5 years of reseach to breed the right varieties and find the right growing conditions to grow this crop. Currently, they have bred and are growing a white, red and blue variety. Their own pink variety is in the pipeline.
Kelvin Mbugua of Oregem. They are currently finalizing the last trials and are ready to sell they own bred and grown hydrangeas. They are growing the hydrangeas on 5 (out of the 16) acres under plastic tunnels. It took them 3,5 years of reseach to breed the right varieties and find the right growing conditions to grow this crop. Currently, they have bred and are growing a white, red and blue variety. Their own pink variety is in the pipeline.
Nathe.
Nathe.
Gulbinder Mangat and Mercy Mwende of Repeltric Compressors. They are the agent of German company Bitzer compressors and supply compressors, part repair and maintain them.
Gulbinder Mangat and Mercy Mwende of Repeltric Compressors. They are the agent of German company Bitzer compressors and supply compressors, part repair and maintain them.
Paul Nolungu and Lawrence Waiyaki of Two Chiefs. This company was established the end of 2018. This Kenyan company is involved in the discovery and gathering of naturally occurring floral greens and accessories for the export market. Currently, they can supply Papyrus and Cattails which are gathering them sustainably in the wild, and Kangaroo from Imani.
Paul Nolungu and Lawrence Waiyaki of Two Chiefs. This company was established the end of 2018. This Kenyan company is involved in the discovery and gathering of naturally occurring floral greens and accessories for the export market. Currently, they can supply Papyrus and Cattails which are gathering them sustainably in the wild, and Kangaroo from Imani.
The exhibition floor in the basement.
The exhibition floor in the basement.
Agrichem Africa Limited.
Agrichem Africa Limited.
Cornelis van Egmond of Cees van Egmond and Daniel van der Meij of Viaflor, buyers from the Netherlands.
Cornelis van Egmond of Cees van Egmond and Daniel van der Meij of Viaflor, buyers from the Netherlands.
Tom de Smedt of Hyplast.
Tom de Smedt of Hyplast.
George Hopf and Carola Soomers of InterPlant Roses. Next to their spary variety Gelato (Ice cream in Italian). This variety is on the market for about two years now, but the demand is really pick up now. According to Soomers, it is the color combination (white and pink) that makes this rose suitable for many occasions.
George Hopf and Carola Soomers of InterPlant Roses. Next to their spary variety Gelato (Ice cream in Italian). This variety is on the market for about two years now, but the demand is really pick up now. According to Soomers, it is the color combination (white and pink) that makes this rose suitable for many occasions.
Alessandro Ghione of NIRP international with growers from South Korea.
Alessandro Ghione of NIRP international with growers from South Korea.
Walter Ambane, Lashita Perera and anishka Wijesinghe of Oman Air Cargo were also visiting the show.
Walter Ambane, Lashita Perera and anishka Wijesinghe of Oman Air Cargo were also visiting the show.
Victr Omuga of Belle Flowers, an Rwandan rose farm that was initiated by the government to create employement for the massa. The farm has been established in 2016 and quickly grew from 20 ha to 40 ha and are planning to grow to 60 ha soon. They currently employ over 600 people.
Victr Omuga of Belle Flowers, an Rwandan rose farm that was initiated by the government to create employement for the massa. The farm has been established in 2016 and quickly grew from 20 ha to 40 ha and are planning to grow to 60 ha soon. They currently employ over 600 people.
Zeyne Borkci of Ileri Plastik. This Turkish firm has a distributor here (Agro Exchange) in Kenya for about 3 years now.
Zeyne Borkci of Ileri Plastik. This Turkish firm has a distributor here (Agro Exchange) in Kenya for about 3 years now.
The gypsophillas of Danziger.
The gypsophillas of Danziger.
Andre Lek of Selecta one. Recently, they took over Italian Breeder La Villetta. On top of that, they are selling more carnation varieties exclusively of other Italian breeders. Now, Selecta's carnation assortment has expanded significantly and they are currently bringing all these assortments back to just one.
Andre Lek of Selecta one. Recently, they took over Italian Breeder La Villetta. On top of that, they are selling more carnation varieties exclusively of other Italian breeders. Now, Selecta's carnation assortment has expanded significantly and they are currently bringing all these assortments back to just one.
Jorum Kanyua of Valentine Growers (on the right) paying a visit toSkanem Interlabels Nairobi Ltd.
Jorum Kanyua of Valentine Growers (on the right) paying a visit to  Skanem Interlabels Nairobi Ltd.
Jeroen van der Hulst and Billy Cheege of FlowerWatch. During the IFTEX week, FlowerWatch announced Air France/KLM/Martinair Cargo as FlowerWatch Approved for the route Nairobi Amsterdam for the year 2019. This marks this carrier as the first cargo airline certified.
Jeroen van der Hulst and Billy Cheege of FlowerWatch. During the IFTEX week, FlowerWatch announced Air France/KLM/Martinair Cargo as FlowerWatch Approved for the route Nairobi Amsterdam for the year 2019. This marks this carrier as the first cargo airline certified.
Andreen Odull of Agriplast and Yousef Jawdat Hamad of Taldeen. Taldeen is a plastic company in Saudi Arabia and Agriplast is their distributor in Kenya.
Andreen Odull of Agriplast and Yousef Jawdat Hamad of Taldeen. Taldeen is a plastic company in Saudi Arabia and Agriplast is their distributor in Kenya.
Credible Blooms.
Credible Blooms.
Richard of Agroz presenting the Agroz 04, an insectproof net.
Richard of Agroz presenting the Agroz 04, an insectproof net.
Anne Mbuthia of Aurum Roses. They grow intermediate roses in Uganda on 10ha.
Anne Mbuthia of Aurum Roses. They grow intermediate roses in Uganda on 10ha.
Ashraf Alma, Ibrahim Shaban and Dr. Wagdy Sobeih of Al Quds. This Egyptian company manufactures plastic covers. The idea is to come to the market with products that are particularly made for a particular crop. The light is filtrated through the plastic and improves the quality of the crop. Now, they are introducing this plastic to the Kenyan growers.
Ashraf Alma, Ibrahim Shaban and Dr. Wagdy Sobeih of Al Quds. This Egyptian company manufactures plastic covers. The idea is to come to the market with products that are particularly made for a particular crop. The light is filtrated through the plastic and improves the quality of the crop. Now, they are introducing this plastic to the Kenyan growers.
Meetings at SGS Kenya.
Meetings at SGS Kenya.
Andrew Khaemba of Yellow Grove Farms, a new company that is only 6 monyhs old. They grow gypsophillas on 5 ha at their 35ha farm. Next week, they will send their first stems to the auction. Special about this new farm is that it is organic.
Andrew Khaemba of Yellow Grove Farms, a new company that is only 6 monyhs old. They grow gypsophillas on 5 ha at their 35ha farm. Next week, they will send their first stems to the auction. Special about this new farm is that it is organic.
Margaret Mwaniki and Peninah Onyando of Kimman Roses. This Kenyan gypsophila grower recently started the productino of carnations.
Margaret Mwaniki and Peninah Onyando of Kimman Roses. This Kenyan gypsophila grower recently started the productino of carnations.
David Chesang and Collins Ouko of HCD.
David Chesang and Collins Ouko of HCD.
Joshua Ochiel and Will Li of joint venture Monband-Livtty. These two fertilizer suppliers (Livatty is a Kenyan company, adn Monband a Chinese) joined forces about two years ago and established this joined venture.
Joshua Ochiel and Will Li of joint venture Monband-Livtty. These two fertilizer suppliers (Livatty is a Kenyan company, adn Monband a Chinese) joined forces about two years ago and established this joined venture.
Julie Wanjira and Grace Kariliki of Rosebunk. They grow hypericums on 7.5 ha and sell to the direct market.
Julie Wanjira and Grace Kariliki of Rosebunk. They grow hypericums on 7.5 ha and sell to the direct market.
Meetings at Benev Flora.
Meetings at Benev Flora.
The team of Twiga Chemicals.
The team of Twiga Chemicals.
Busy at the booth of Omni Agriculture.
Busy at the booth of Omni Agriculture.
Ethiopian rose grower Hansa Flowers was also presenting its flowers at the show.
Ethiopian rose grower Hansa Flowers was also presenting its flowers at the show.
Allam Muturi, Sales Person of Oboya Africa.
Allam Muturi, Sales Person of Oboya Africa.
Alexia Odondo and Harshal Patel presenting the craft paper sleeve of Broekhof. This year, the focus is on this product. Now, more and more EU retailers are requesting for more environmentally friendly alternatives. After several years of research, they are happy to introduce a selection of paper craft sleeves that do not absorb water or crinkle.
Alexia Odondo and Harshal Patel presenting the craft paper sleeve of Broekhof. This year, the focus is on this product. Now, more and more EU retailers are requesting for more environmentally friendly alternatives. After several years of research, they are happy to introduce a selection of paper craft sleeves that do not absorb water or crinkle. 
Esther Kimaru and Colleen Taute of Q7 Air Cargo.
Esther Kimaru and Colleen Taute of Q7 Air Cargo.
Seth Riungu of Aquila talking with visitors. They started out as a rose grower, but over the years, they started to grow more flowers and they are now able to make bouquets on source, something that is in high demand now.
Seth Riungu of Aquila talking with visitors. They started out as a rose grower, but over the years, they started to grow more flowers and they are now able to make bouquets on source, something that is in high demand now.
Vijay Jadhav and Jan Ruhe of Nature's Ventures, a new breeding company, established in November 2018. At Star Flowers in Naivasha , they have a 1,5 ha trial area. Over the last 7 years, they have been breeding and they are now ready to enter the market with their varieties. They mainly focus on roses in several lines and sizes destined for supermarkets.
Vijay Jadhav and Jan Ruhe of Nature's Ventures, a new breeding company, established in November 2018. At Star Flowers in Naivasha , they have a 1,5 ha trial area. Over the last 7 years, they have been breeding and they are now ready to enter the market with their varieties. They mainly focus on roses in several lines and sizes destined for supermarkets.
The team of Everest Roses.
The team of Everest Roses.
The team of Branan Flowers.
The team of Branan Flowers.
Juliana Rono of Karen roses received a visit of Sally Kosgei of Floralife. At the show, Karen Roses put their brand Eldama in the spotlight. Recently, they added 8ha to their farm and they are now growing roses and spary roses on 83ha.
Juliana Rono of Karen roses received a visit of Sally Kosgei of Floralife. At the show, Karen Roses put their brand Eldama in the spotlight. Recently, they added 8ha to their farm and they are now growing roses and spary roses on 83ha.
Daniel Mwambia of Tambuzi. They grow garden roses and spray roses and gypsophilas, which they mainly sell to Europe - direct and via the auction.
Daniel Mwambia of Tambuzi. They grow garden roses and spray roses and gypsophilas, which they mainly sell to Europe - direct and via the auction.
Simual Macharia, Agnes Njoki and Rachel Wanjiku of Naivashe Horticultural Fair. This outdoor fair will be held on September 20and 21.
Simual Macharia, Agnes Njoki and Rachel Wanjiku of Naivashe Horticultural Fair. This outdoor fair will be held on September 20and 21.
Serah Ndirangu and Ruth Mwangi of Galaxy Flowers. This company was established in September 2017 and they grow gypsophila and limonium on a 6ha farm.
Serah Ndirangu and Ruth Mwangi of Galaxy Flowers. This company was established in September 2017 and they grow gypsophila and limonium on a 6ha farm.
Kenyan magazne Hortfresh, on the pictuer Bernardi Muhai and Steven Mualnda.
Kenyan magazne Hortfresh, on the pictuer Bernardi Muhai and Steven Mualnda.
Jayanti Banerjee and Raphael Nyonje of Agrotech and input suppliers. They sell their own formulated organic plant nutrient and fertilizers. Besides that, they are also consultants for roese and vegetable growers.
Jayanti Banerjee and Raphael Nyonje of Agrotech and input suppliers. They sell their own formulated organic plant nutrient and fertilizers. Besides that, they are also consultants for roese and vegetable growers.
Herberrt Kipsang of Agricultural Employers' Association.
Herberrt Kipsang of Agricultural Employers' Association.
David Maina of Rift Valley Roses was also visiting the show.
David Maina of Rift Valley Roses was also visiting the show.
The team of Cropnuts.
The team of Cropnuts.
Burundi Flowers and Fruits - Christa Farm being photographed.
Burundi Flowers and Fruits - Christa Farm being photographed.
A meeting at Fina Flora.
A meeting at Fina Flora.
The team of Milele Flowers. They mainly supply Kenyan roses to the Russian market and they see that 40cm stems are becomnig incrasingly popular in Russia. "With these 'cheaper' varieties, florists nowadays use them to attract buyers to their store."
The team of Milele Flowers. They mainly supply Kenyan roses to the Russian market and they see that 40cm stems are becomnig incrasingly popular in Russia. "With these 'cheaper' varieties, florists nowadays use them to attract buyers to their store."
Vintage, a promising variety of breeder NIRP International.
Vintage, a promising variety of breeder NIRP International.
Sea of colors at the booth of Sian Roses.
Sea of colors at the booth of Sian Roses.
The gypsophilas of Ball.
The gypsophilas of Ball.
Peter Vljoen of Sunland Roses was also visiting the show.
Peter Vljoen of Sunland Roses was also visiting the show.
The spray roses of Bella Flor-Ethiopia.
The spray roses of Bella Flor-Ethiopia.
At the opening ceremony: Richard Vox of Union Fleurs, a company (founded in 1959) that has members in 20 countries worldwide, gathering over 3.000 companies involved in the import, export, wholesale and distribution of cut flowers and pot plants.
At the opening ceremony: Richard Vox of Union Fleurs, a company (founded in 1959) that has members in 20 countries worldwide, gathering over 3.000 companies involved in the import, export, wholesale and distribution of cut flowers and pot plants.
Clement Tulezi of KFC at the opening ceremony, mentioning the growht of the Kenyan cutflower industry in the past decades. It is now the second biggest industry in kenya, after tea and employs 150,000 people directly.and how they are negotiation with other countries to face and overcome challenges.
Clement Tulezi of KFC at the opening ceremony, mentioning the growht of the Kenyan cutflower industry in the past decades. It is now the second biggest industry in kenya, after tea and employs 150,000 people directly.  and how they are negotiation with other countries to face and overcome challenges.
At the opening ceremony, Royal FloraHolland CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde explained that of the 4,000 growers they have, over 100 are Kenyan, responsible for an annual turnover of over 2 billion. He stresses the importance of the digital future and how RFH is stepping into this develoment with Floriday, an online trading platform. And the joint venture with Blue Roots is, accoriding to him a big step forward.
At the opening ceremony, Royal FloraHolland CEO Steven van Schilfgaarde explained that of the 4,000 growers they have, over 100 are Kenyan, responsible for an annual turnover of over 2 billion. He stresses the importance of the digital future and how RFH is stepping into this develoment with Floriday, an online trading platform. And the joint venture with Blue Roots is, accoriding to him a big step forward.
At the opening ceremony, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, PS was talking about the challenges in the industry and how the floriculture industry is surpassing the government's expectatinos regarding their targets they set regarding annual growth. The target is 25 percent and in floriculture, they reached 38 percent. On top of that, he also apologieses for the fertilizer delays and the delays in VAT refunds.
At the opening ceremony, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, PS was talking about the challenges in the industry and how the floriculture industry is surpassing the government's expectatinos regarding their targets they set regarding annual growth. The target is 25 percent and in floriculture, they reached 38 percent. On top of that, he also apologieses for the fertilizer delays and the delays in VAT refunds.
Audience at the Opening Ceremony.
Audience at the Opening Ceremony.
Esther Kimai of Kephis at the opening ceremony stressing the improtance of phytosanitary regulations.
Esther Kimai of Kephis at the opening ceremony stressing the improtance of phytosanitary regulations.

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