Hortfresh Journal

florenza

Florenza, young but equal in growing Roses

In ensuring the world does not lack standard roses, Yogeesh Basavarajappa took the bold step and headed to Solai; Olbanita, Nakuru County to establish Florenza flowers in 2014. To Yogeesh, he had amassed good knowledge on rose cultivation having worked...

beetrootvillage

A village in Nyeri, thriving on beetroot farming

For  a long time, Kenyans have been consuming blended juices, consciously or unconsciously of the ingredients used in the drink. Some take it to quench their thirst, others take it for nutritional value, while others take it for leisure. Furthermore,...

carrotman

A Farmer reaping high on Carrot farming

Agriculture for a long time in the country has always been perceived as a dirty and tiresome venture especially by town residents. The commercialization of the sector has made many to take a paradigm shift from search of white collar...

brexit

Brexit impact on Kenya’s exports

Kenya Flowers Association (KFC) CEO Jane Ngige earlier said that Brexit is bound to lower flower sales as policies will change which may result in new bilateral negotiations to access the market. The EU market was relatively stable but following...

Chineese automated

Automated Chinese greenhouse promotes safe organic food

Lüwochuan farm is an automated high-tech plastic greenhouse, located in Taizhou China, where organic leafy vegetables are cultivated. The aim of owner Mr. Zhu is to ensure that all Chinese citizens have access to healthy fresh organic food that is...

Principal Secretary, Kenya Department of Agriculture Principal Secretary, Dr. Richard Lesiyampe, look on as he inaugurated the opening of IFTEX 2016. To his left is, HPP-director Dick van Raamsdonk.

IFTEX 2016 lives to its promise of being better and bigger

Internationally acclaimed exhibitions have one thing in common; the attendance, the set up and the venue chosen to host such events are always outstanding. The Kenyan based International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) had all this qualities; slotting itself among the...