Home is where it all begins…. The International Floriculture Trade Expo (IFTEX), staged annually at Visa Oshwal in Nairobi Kenya, is a sell-out success story. IFTEX is the leading global event for the Floriculture industry, presenting a diverse range of flowers grown in Kenya. The IFTEX show echoes the broad range of quality cut flowers from Kenya targeting different markets. With buyers attending from all over the world and exhibitors representing all the different sectors in the flower industry, the show is a must attend. The industry is looking forward to the upcoming 8th edition, scheduled to take place from 5th to 7th June 2019.
Floriculture is one of Kenya’s great economic success stories. It is now the fastest growing export sector in the Kenyan economy, providing direct employment for over 150,000 workers, of which more than half women, and overall creates employment for more than a million people indirectly and impacting in excess of 5 million lives.
Over the last 5 years Kenya’s cut-flower exports have grown by almost 30 percent, according to Kenya’s Horticultural Crops Directorate and are currently valued at over USD113 million. In terms of volume this represents a staggering 5 billion stems of flowers per annum.