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  1. International Flower Industry Focuses on Sustainability 6Th June 2013, Nairobi - Kenya The National Mechanism for Compliance Jane Ngige CEO Kenya Flower Council

  2. Horticulture exports volumes 2010-2012 Growing Responsibly

  3. Horticulture exports values 2010-2012 Growing Responsibly

  4. Lessons learnt: • Competitiveness • Knowledge and innovation • Infrastructure &Logistics • Regulatory environment • National Coordination and cooperation KAM Growing Responsibly

  5. National Mechanism for Compliance Aim: sustain access to international markets, by establishing a national framework for industry-wide compliance with industry requirements Problem: Despite a milliard of public and private standards, misinformation, misrepresentation continues to irk the industry Rationale: Secure & grow market share and diversify Growing Responsibly

  6. Approach: • Review and update of KS 1758:2004 • Expand scope to Breeders/propagators; Consolidators; Shippers and Cargo handlers • Institutionalize industry self regulation at national level with a focus on • Reliable, consistent and cost effective quality assurance scheme • Effective communication • Sustainability mechanism • Integrate with international quality assurance systems Growing Responsibly

  7. Key Activities: Review & desk Research checklist for audits generated & endorsed, Draft CoP (s) + QMS procedures Key Informants Mechanism for Guiding Verifications & Certification proposed • Guidelines for auditing, verification, validation and certification • Review and Finalise Standards, QMS and Mechanism for verification + certification • First national trials

  8. SomeReferenced Codes: • GLOBAL GAP Flowers and Ornamental • Tesco Nurture–Field/Pack/Produce sampling documents • Fairtrade Standard for Small Producer Organizations • Kenya Flower CouncilSilver Code of Practice • LEAF • British Ornamental Plant Producers • Collective Bargaining Agreement • GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) • MPS • Fair Flowers Fair Plants (FFP) • Horticultural industry —Code of practice (KS 1758) • ETI Critical issue

  9. Preliminary Findings: Cargo handling • Limited awareness of the National Horticulture KS 1758 • Communications with key points of contacts e.g workers • Significant variation in operations for instance: • Time between receiving the produce and storing in the produce with the variation ranging from 5 – 2 hrs • Time between offload from the plane and taking the produce back into the pack house with the variation ranging from 5 minutes – 21/2hrs • Collecting of offloads with others waiting clearance from the customs before collecting the offloads while others collecting the offloads before clearing with customs • Significant variation in capacity: equipment and facilities • Cold rooms for specific produce temperature requirements • attempt to attain produce temperature requirement by distance from the compressors

  10. Next Steps: • Institutionalize the National Mechanism for Compliance • Develop an industry communication strategy for different stake holders Growing Responsibly