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1 International Flower Industry Focuses on Sustainability 6 Th June 2013, Nairobi - Kenya Jane Ngige CEO Kenya Flower Council 1 The National Mechanism for Compliance

2 Growing Responsibly 2 Horticulture exports volumes

3 Horticulture exports values Growing Responsibly 3

4 Lessons learnt: Competitiveness Knowledge and innovation Infrastructure &Logistics Regulatory environment National Coordination and cooperation Growing Responsibly 4 KAM

5 National Mechanism for Compliance Aim: sustain access to international markets, by establishing a national framework for industry-wide compliance with industry requirements Problem: Despite a milliard of public and private standards, misinformation, misrepresentation continues to irk the industry Rationale: Secure & grow market share and diversify Growing Responsibly 5

6 Approach:  Review and update of KS 1758:2004  Expand scope to Breeders/propagators; Consolidators; Shippers and Cargo handlers  Institutionalize industry self regulation at national level with a focus on  Reliable, consistent and cost effective quality assurance scheme  Effective communication  Sustainability mechanism  Integrate with international quality assurance systems Growing Responsibly 6

7 checklist for audits generated & endorsed, Mechanism for Guiding Verifications & Certification proposed First national trials Review and Finalise Standards, QMS and Mechanism for verification + certification Guidelines for auditing, verification, validation and certification Key Activities: Key Activities: Draft CoP (s) + QMS procedures Review & desk Research Key Informants

8 Some Referenced Codes: GLOBAL GAP Flowers and Ornamental Tesco Nurture–Field/Pack/Produce sampling documents Fairtrade Standard for Small Producer Organizations Kenya Flower Council Silver Code of Practice LEAF British Ornamental Plant Producers Collective Bargaining Agreement GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) MPS Fair Flowers Fair Plants (FFP) Horticultural industry —Code of practice (KS 1758) ETI Critical issue

9 Preliminary Findings: Cargo handling Limited awareness of the National Horticulture KS 1758 Communications with key points of contacts e.g workers Significant variation in operations for instance: Time between receiving the produce and storing in the produce with the variation ranging from 5 – 2 hrs Time between offload from the plane and taking the produce back into the pack house with the variation ranging from 5 minutes – 21/2hrs Collecting of offloads with others waiting clearance from the customs before collecting the offloads while others collecting the offloads before clearing with customs Significant variation in capacity: equipment and facilities Cold rooms for specific produce temperature requirements attempt to attain produce temperature requirement by distance from the compressors

10 Next Steps : Institutionalize the National Mechanism for Compliance Develop an industry communication strategy for different stake holders Growing Responsibly 10


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