Kenya’s Flower Industry Grows

Kenya's Flower Industry Grows

For some industries, Christmas or New Year’s celebrations are the busiest times of year. But for Kenya’s flower growers, the biggest holiday is Valentine’s Day. Workers in the city of Navaisha, the center of Kenya’s flower industry, are busy cutting, packing, and cooling roses. Flower workers are celebrating something else, too: a plan for direct flights from Nairobi to New York City beginning next October. The move would create a possibility for the Kenyan flower industry to sell more in the American market. Right now, South American exporters dominate the U.S. market. Jane Ngige is the outgoing chief of […]