Kenya Horticulture Council (K.H.C)
AN OVERVIEW OF KENYA HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY.
The Horticultural sub sector is the fastest growing industry within the agricultural sector, recording an average growth of 15% to 20% per annum. It contributes positively to wealth creation, poverty alleviation, and gender equity especially in the rural areas. The industry continues to contribute to the Kenyan economy through generation of income, creation of employment opportunities for rural people and foreign exchange earnings, in addition to providing raw materials to the agro processing industry. The sub sector employs approximately 4.5 million people countrywide directly in production, processing, and marketing, while another 3.5 million people benefit indirectly through trade and other activities.
KENYA HORTICULTURAL COUNCIL
Horticulture is the most vibrant sectors in Kenya's agricultural sector and contributes immensely to the socio-economic development of the country. It is therefore imperative that growers and exporters obtain facilitation and support through a common and committed focal point. This focal point is the Kenya Horticultural Council (KHC).
The main objective for establishing KHC is to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in resource utilization and service delivery to the horticulture industry.
This will be achieved through harmonization of the activities of the leading trade Association in the region Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya and Kenya Flower Council.