Kenya’s flower exports have risen to 80 per cent from 30 per cent compared with the previous year in the last month. The Covid-19 pandemic had caused a crisis in the industry.
The sector was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, but the European Union (EU) import market has re-opened which has changed the situation.
A government spokesman said:
“We are happy that many countries in Europe are easing their lockdown regulations and this has seen the export of flower increase to 80 percent,”. Only one flower farm did not sack any of its employees despite the crisis.
The government is in talks with Kenya Airways on how the cost of cargo flights can be reduced, as this is hampering exports of various goods including flowers.