Tag: heavy rains
From heavy rains resulting in lowered quality, production and subsequently prices of coffee in Kenya, to the Government banning international events for 30 days due to the new coronavirus crisis. Journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa for more.
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.
According to the weather agency, the expected rainfall may affect post-harvest handling activities and ongoing infrastructure projects. Nsengiyumva Francois, President of the Chamber of Agriculture at the Private Sector Federation joins CNBC Africa to discuss what cautions farmers are taking to protect their crops against heavy rains.