InspiraFarms to exhibit its cooling solutions at the Naivasha Horticultural Fair
At InspiraFarms, we recognise the value of attending exhibitions and events within the fresh produce sector. This not only helps us listen better to our clients’ needs and wants, but also always allows us design better solutions for them. For this reason, between the 16th and the 17th of September, InspiraFarms will be exhibiting at one of the largest horticultural fairs in Africa – Naivasha HortiFair 2022. We will join thousands of other industry stakeholders, exhibitors, and conference participants, from across Africa and Europe, for the 20th edition of the event.
Kenya enjoys the thriving demand for perishable exports, especially cut flowers. In 2019, Kenya supplied fresh cut flowers valued at 88.33m USD, an increase of 6.68% from 2018’s total of 82.799m USD. In 2020, the overall flower industry earned about 983 million USD, for Kenya, accounting for a 72% contribution to Kenya’s agricultural exports. The success of the cut-flower sector in Kenya has been attributed to the country’s favourable and stable climate, access to large import markets, fertile land, abundant water and experienced workforce in floriculture. Between 2019 and 2020, the value of horticultural export, consisting of fruits, vegetables and flowers, in from Kenya rose by 5.2%. Flower exports increased by 3.2%, and fruits by 39.7%, according to a report by the Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD). During the same period, the value of vegetable exports decreased by 4.6%.
Based on this, the horticulture sector, consisting of flowers, vegetables and fruits, is highly valuable sector, to the economy of the nation. All these products are highly sensitive to temperature, hence, exporters require established cold chain to supply to the Europe. From the point of picking to the point of export, temperature control is important at each stage. Flowers, especially, are often shipped from the farm to the airport within 48 hours after picking, and good quality cooling within this period is important to minimise deterioration. All this to say, the Kenya Floriculture Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next 5 years, and the need for good quality cold chain is increasing more now than ever.
At the Naivasha HortiFair 2022, visit our stand, on ROAD B, STAND 55 from the 16th to 17th of September. Alternatively, if you would like to book a dedicated time to speak with any of our cold chain experts, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.