East African Flower Industry Wilts as Sales to Europe Dry Up

Tens of thousands of jobs are increasingly in danger in flower exporting East African countries like Kenya and Ethiopia. Flower exports add about U.S.$1 billion annually to the Kenyan economy but because of the COVID-19 pandemic Kenyan exports have dropped by about two-thirds, while Ethiopia which is the second-largest African flower exporter is exporting only about 20% of its usual volume. 

  • Kenya:  Grounding Flights Wilts Flower Sales

    East African, 23 April 2020

    Lack of freight capacity is the latest challenge facing the flower industry in Kenya as it struggles to recover from losses of over $83 million in March due to lockdowns in its… Read more »

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