Tag: diseases

What’s behind Kenya’s 60% drop in flower production?

In Kenya, firms dealing in flowers have registered a 60 per cent drop in production this season following heavy rains, plagued by pests and diseases, which in turn hurt supplies and increase the cost. Britain is the second largest export destination for Kenya's cut flowers after the Netherlands, taking almost 18 per cent of the flowers produced in the country. Alex Owiti, Communication Consultant of the Horticulture Industry in East Africa joins to share how much of an impact the drop is to the economy as well as if Brexit will affect the Kenya flower trade.

Agricultural Economist, Dr. Kirimi Sindi laments shortage of researchers in improvement of Agriculture in SSA

Agriculture in Africa is largely dependent on weather conditions and diseases which greatly affect productivity. While research is critical to addressing this, it’s not done effectively due to various reasons – Dr. Kirimi Sindi, Agricultural Economist and the country Manager at International Potato Center in Rwanda joins CNBC Africa for more.
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