Kenya exports of horticulture increased 5% in 2021: Data
Kenya's earnings from exports of cut flowers, fruits and vegetables rose 5% in 2021 from the previous year, data from the statistics office showed.
Horticulture is a major source of foreign exchange for Kenya alongside tea, tourism and remittances.
Horticulture in Kenya has undergone transformation over the last 46 years. It is currently the leading foreign exchange earner and contributes significantly to the Kenyan economy.
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics said in its latest economic indicators released on Monday that horticulture earnings rose to 158.1 billion kenyan shillings ($1.39 billion) in 2021 from 150.2 billion shillings a year earlier.
Horticulture is the art of cultivating plants in gardens to produce food and medicinal ingredients, or for comfort and ornamental purposes. Horticulturists are agriculturists who grow flowers, fruits and nuts, vegetables and herbs, as well as ornamental trees and lawns.