Kenya’s horticultural exports up 12.8%
Kenya’s earnings from horticulture exports rose 12.8 per cent for the second year to register a Sh13 billion more earnings value to Sh115.32 billion from fruits, cut flowers and vegetables. The sector earned a record Sh101.51 billion in 2016, another 12 per cent rise from 2015. According to latest government data, cut flowers made a 16 per cent increase in value last year to Sh82.24 billion from Sh70.82 billion in 2016. The sector contributed 1.44 per cent of the country’s GDP.
At the same time, quantity of cut flowers went up from 133.65 metric tonnes exported in 2016 to 159.96 metric tonnes last year, according to the data…[READ MORE]