Africa Rising

Trade is Global: What Footprint in Sourcing Countries? The Case of Flowers from Kenya

TDS
17 December
13:30 - 15:00
Taifa
Open sessions

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TDS LIVE | Trade is Global: What Footprint in Sourcing Countries? The Case of Flowers from Kenya

Session objectives 

It is a widely acknowledged wisdom that trade plays a powerful role in creating prosperity and employment as well as driving economic and social development. While there is little doubt about the final sum of trade exchanges being positive, criticism is regularly directed at the distribution of costs and profits along the value chain. 

This session will look at the benefits of trade from the perspective of Kenya, the largest African flower producer. Which added-value does international trade of cut flowers generate for developing countries, their companies and population? Which trade policy do we need to unleash the full potential of the horticultural industry? Can the WTO and the Trade Facilitation Agreement help?

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