Farmers in Manguo Village embrace floriculture

According to statistics by the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Japan, over 500,000 people, including over 100,000 flower farm employees depend on floriculture industry.

Floriculture has become a significant source of income for many households in Manguo village, in Nyahururu. Farmers in the area have been generating substantial revenue from the sale of flowers both locally and internationally. The demand for Kenyan flowers in European markets has led to major export opportunities thus influencing flower farming both large-scale and small-scale.

At the heart of this transformation lies the dedication of local farmers who are embracing these sustainable practices. Margaret who owns a flower nursery and a small-scale florist with a keen eye for blooms, is such an example. We meet Margaret at her florist shop, which blossoms with cut flowers like lilies, roses, and Azalea amongst many others that are each nurtured for sale.

Floriculture is a unique agricultural blend that is taking root in Laikipia County. Here, a vibrant tapestry of colorful flowers is transforming the landscape. The floriculture Industry is bringing economic prosperity and aesthetic benefits to the region.


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