With its headquarters in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, the Kenya Flower Council currently counts a regular membership of more than 60 flower growing and exporting member companies and organizations owning 70 farms around the country, and representing around 60% of Kenya’s exports of cut flowers and ornamental plants. There are also 25 associate members from different countries of the European Union, which is by far the largest and most important market. The associate members are involved in the Kenyan floriculture industry through carrying out importation, provision of farm inputs and other related services.
The KFC very is active in promoting Kenyan flowers to European supermarkets, florists, and at trade shows in the United Kingdom, Holland, Germany and other European Union countries. The floriculture industry body has embarked on a well-organized global marketing for Kenyan flowers and ornamental plants. Globally, the board subscribes to the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) guideline system of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and to EurepGAP.
Domestically, the Kenya Flower Council is affiliated with the Kenya Horticulture Council, the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) and with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). It publishes a detailed Code of Practice and employs a rating system for its member companies, involving Gold Standard ranking, Silver Standard ranking and Associate rankings.
Efforts are currently underway to harmonize the activities of KFC with those of FPEAK under the umbrella of the Kenya horticultural Council (KHC), which was established in 2007 with the main objective of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of resource utilization and service delivery within the horticulture industry in Kenya.