Kenya Flowers are on demand Worldwide…

People who love memories do not leave anything to chance and for that reason Flowers has always played an integral part in cementing this adorable believe that is always carried away with heavy emotions.

As we continue to celebrate our lives and that of our loved ones when ever they make a milestone in life and marriage in particular there is always one item that stands out for everyone and that is flower in a wedding ceremony…

Kenya being the leading producer and and exporter of flowers across the globe, it has always played an important role to ensure love memories has to last forever and ever Amen.

Silantoi Ventures Ltd is here to ensure our quality first class flowers reach you anywhere you are in the world to bring out the atmospheric colour and scents of love to this important day of your life. again remember love is not a one day event so as you continue to cement your marriage you will need to occassionally bring back the memories by surprising your spouse/partner with a fresh cut flower bouquet in the evening and a bottle of wine on top. How about that? sounds nice I know…

Enjoy your lovely evening. Won’t you?? 😊😊

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Gypsophila is a genus of flowering plants in the carnation family, Caryophyllaceae. They are native to Eurasia, Africa, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Turkey has a particularly high diversity of Gypsophila taxa, with about 35 endemic species. Some Gypsophila are introduced species in other regions. 

You can get Gypso from us here in Kenya being one of the leading exporter of this flower variety.

About me and the Blog.

Hello guys happy to be here at wordpress.com the only place I would rather be…

My name is Charles Ogutu the founder of Silantoi ventures limited, I’m so passionate about fresh cut flowers and as a result have spend many years trying to study the flowers and its market potential across Africa, Europe and middle east…

I come from Kenya the fourth country in flower export in the whole world and if further studies are put in place then Kenya will be number one exporter of flowers since many of our Kenyan grown flowers ends up in Holand flower auction market which then are distributed to other countries including African countries.

My blog will solely focus in this area of expertise to try reach other likeminded and potential partners across the globe, At Silantoi Ventures Ltd we focus on Flower quality and export to our clients around the globe as well as enlighting people about the emerging trends and opportunities on Kenyan Fresh cut flowers. Feeling excited to be here and please feel free to follow me and promise will follow you as well and give you more of thrilling information about floriculture in Kenya and other parts of the World Cheers..#Bloggingfundamentals #firstfrydays

Irresistible Crave For Kenyan Roses.

They say that you “don’t crave the rose if really you fear the thorn” but us here at Silantoi we hear non of it we would rather be choked with thorns but we ensure we get the best out of the best flowers to our clients all over the globe. the scent and the glomorous of our unique roses and other flower varieties cannot be matched with any across the world.

This is why even the Dutch flower Industry realised our potential and took it seriousely today they Import tones and tones of flowers every weekfrom Kenya to Dutch flower auction Market, through their International flower EXPO known as IFTEX organised annually here in Kenya between May and June. The event bring flower lovers from all walks of life to Kenya and it is the best place to interract create friends and future clientele I have attended a couple of them yearly and I will tell without a blink of an eye that it is the best place I ever been, you feel the presence of the world around you almost all citizens of the world is represented. The event also get culmnated with a dinner party where all flower lovers interact freely before they leave to their destinations the following day. it is athree day event of fun, lough and Interaction… we look forward to meet you next year and I will give all the details here on how you can register and be part of us at the event.

The Kenyan flowers keep dominating world marker that is why the statistics shows that Kenya export its glowers to over sixty countries yearly Because dutch auction acts as a central distributor of flowers it could even be a hundred plus countries and here at Silantoi ventures Ltd we we have cut a niche of our own to serve you both with credible information and also supply you with our fresh vut flowers directly from the farm.

Global statistics of Flower export and performance for the year ended 2018…

According to World’s top export 2018 data research shows that Kenya was number four among the countries who exported the most flowers to the World to the tune of $ 750.7 million counting for 8% of the total World export.
Global sales for flower bouquet exports by country totaled US$9.3 billion in 2018.

Overall, the value of flower bouquet exports rose by an average 9.5% for all exporting countries since 2014 when flower bouquet shipments were valued at $8.5 billion. Year over year, the value of globally exported flower bouquets rose by 7.4% from 2017 to 2018.

Among continents, European countries sold the highest dollar value worth of exported cut flowers during 2018 with shipments amounting to $5.2 billion or 55.5% of the worldwide total.

Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean represent 25.4%, trailed by African exporters at 11.6% and Asian suppliers at 5.9%. Smaller percentages came from sources in North America (1.3%) and Oceania (0.2%) led by New Zealand and Australia.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 0603 for cut flowers and flower buds suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes.

Flower Bouquet Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of flower bouquets during 2018.

  1. Netherlands: US$4.5 billion (48.2% of exported flower bouquets)
  2. Colombia: $1.5 billion (15.6%)
  3. Ecuador: $851.9 million (9.1%)
  4. Kenya: $750.7 million (8%)
  5. Ethiopia: $212 million (2.3%)
  6. Belgium: $150.2 million (1.6%)
  7. Malaysia: $116.2 million (1.2%)
  8. Italy: $112 million (1.2%)
  9. China: $108.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Thailand: $77.8 million (0.8%)
  11. Belarus: $71 million (0.8%)
  12. Germany: $68.3 million (0.7%)
  13. Canada: $62.2 million (0.7%)
  14. Spain: $54 million (0.6%)
  15. South Africa: $53.1 million (0.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 92.7% of all flower bouquets exported in 2018.

Among the top exporters, the fastest-growing cut flowers exporters since 2014 were: Belarus (up 4,214%), South Africa (up 60.3%), Kenya (up 35.6%) and Canada (up 33.2%).

Three top countries posted declines in their exported cut flowers sales namely: Belgium (down -46.9%), Germany (down -26.7%) and Ecuador (down -7.2%).

Kenya – Flowering the World.

The Kenyan flower continues to catch the international eye year after year owing to its uniqueness. This prominence is a result of the zeal by the Kenyan growers who ensures production of first class quality flowers. Moreover, its believed that Kenyan flowers stands out globally in terms of longer vase-life.
Currently, for every 10 stems sold in Europe four are likely to be from Kenya. And now, Kenya is diversifying into other markets outside Europe. Also, the marketing model from auctions to direct market has grown extensively over the last five years, targeting over 60 destinations. New markets like Japan, the Far East, Korea, Australia and Eastern Europe are growing fast. The industry is looking forward to increased demand in the American market, now that Kenya has a direct freight to the US.
The success of the Kenya floriculture sector has been driven by an ideal climate to meet the market demand for all year round availability. Additionally, Kenya has excellent airfreight links to all the major trading hubs in the world. But most of all, the success of the industry has been built upon Kenyan employees who have grasped the opportunity and proved to be eager to learn and work hard.
The Kenya Flower Council (KFC) is a trade association with a membership representing over 80 percent of flower exports. Formed in 1996, it has been at the forefront of establishing Kenya as a leading worldwide player in the international floriculture industry.
KFC’s Flowers and Ornamentals Sustainability Standard (FOSS), popularly known as KFC Silver and Gold Standard encourages commitment to quality and innovation within the industry, promoting and pursuing equitable trading practices, thus ensuring that certified producers foster sustainable, responsible and safe production of cut flowers and ornamentals.
All members must comply with the KFC Silver Standard which demands high standards of environmental and socio-economic practice to ensure the responsible and safe production of cut flowers. The Standard covers governance, good agricultural practice, human resource management and workers’ welfare, health & safety, environmental protection & conservation, and post-harvest. It is one of only three international standards that meet the social and environmental benchmarks set by the EU based Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI).
The FSI portal has more than 150 standards, labels, codes of practices and references worldwide to help growers implement better practices that comply with market demand. The portal is developed with the International Trade Centre (ITC) Standards Map, which allows an online overview. The FSI basket of standards identifies the main standards used for good sustainability practices in the floriculture sector. And to ensure a neutral and objective comparison, these standards are benchmarked against the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) for social requirements and GlobalGAP for environmental. As such, the FSI portal offers a transparent way to look into standards by making them comparable and assists FSI members in understanding and using the information for their reference and sourcing.
The visibility of the Kenyan flower brand is spread though different promotional forums, ensuring the understanding of the story behind the Kenyan flower.
Home is where it all begins…. The International Floriculture Trade Expo (IFTEX), staged annually at Visa Oshwal in Nairobi Kenya, is a sell-out success story. IFTEX is the leading global event for the Floriculture industry, presenting a diverse range of flowers grown in Kenya. The IFTEX show echoes the broad range of quality cut flowers from Kenya targeting different markets. With buyers attending from all over the world and exhibitors representing all the different sectors in the flower industry, the show is a must attend. The industry is looking forward to the upcoming 8th edition, scheduled to take place from 5th to 7th June 2019.
Floriculture is one of Kenya’s great economic success stories. It is now the fastest growing export sector in the Kenyan economy, providing direct employment for over 150,000 workers, of which more than half women, and overall creates employment for more than a million people indirectly and impacting in excess of 5 million lives.
Over the last 5 years Kenya’s cut-flower exports have grown by almost 30 percent, according to Kenya’s Horticultural Crops Directorate and are currently valued at over USD113 million. In terms of volume this represents a staggering 5 billion stems of flowers per annum.