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Horticulture Industry Loses 25% to the EU following the ongoing Russian to Ukraine War.

The horticulture sector in Kenya reports that it has incurred a percentage loss of 25 percent in the past two hundred days to the European nations (EU)following the adverse effects of Russia's invasion in the Ukraine war.

The flower industry, in particular, has been majorly affected following the closure of the Dutch auction and suspension of exports to the European (EU) nations, which is its largest market.

This emerged at the end of the Naivasha horticultural fair showcase aimed at putting together close to 200 exhibitors who turned up to showcase their products and services.

Now, as the chairperson Richard mackone says, farmers involved in the fresh produce of vegetables are still in business, despite their exports dropping by over 60% as they are in the hope the price of oil will drop in the coming month.

Richard mackone says the sector continues to record various challenges Wich were adversely affected or have adversely affected production.

As a result, close to 1,000 seasonal workers from various flower farms in Naivasha have been sent home, with a likelihood of their contracts being terminated altogether.

Horticulture sector earnings are the third-largest contributors to foreign exchange in Kenya, after diaspora remittances and income from tourism.

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Dutch EU Naivasha Richard Richard mackone


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