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    05-Sep-2018 Kenya School of Monetary Studies
  • 05-07
    Sep 2018
    Fruit Vegetables and Herbs
    Conference & Exhibition
    Kenya School of Monetary Studies
  • Fruit Vegetables and Herbs
    Conference & Exhibition
    Kenya School of Monetary Studies
Conference& Exhibition Theme

Enhancing Market Access Through Competitiveness, Food Safety & Plant Health for Fruits Vegetables and Herbs.

Revised Save The Date 2018 Fruits Vegetables and Herbs Conference and Exhibition
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About Fruits Vegetables and Herbs Conference

The main objective of the meeting is to bring together stakeholders (both public and private) in the fruit and vegetables subsector to discuss challenges and opportunities in the subsector with greater emphasis promoting competitiveness of Kenya’s fresh fruits and vegetables through greater adoption of models that that will support support aggregation, value addition and agro processing.

Meet Our Speakers

Below is a list of speakers that will be at the 2018 Fruits Vegetables and Herbs Conference and Exhibition

Apollo Owuor
Chairman, FPEAK
    Mwangi Kiunjuri
      Chairman, FPC Kenya
        Global Communities
          Safe Produce Solutions Ltd

            Day 1: Market Place
            Day2: Plenary and Breakout – Market Access – Finance in Agriculture – Production at all levels – Trade – Food Safety
            Day 3: Plenary and Exhibition

            • 5th Sept
              Day 1
            • 6th Sept
              Day 2
            • 7th Sept
              Day 3
            • Morning
            • Afternoon
            8:00am Registration of Delegates
            Documentary video

            Visitors watch the documentary video

            9:00am Opening Plenary 1: Fresh Produce Status in Kenya
            Session Chair: Apollo Owuor, Chairman FPEAK

            Presentation on the status of fresh produce – focus on fruits, vegetables and herbs in Kenya

            • Mr. Hosea Machuki – CEO, Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya
            Opening remarks
            • Ms. Kimberley Tillock – Chief of Party, Agribusiness Investment and Market Stimulation (AIMS) Program Global Communities.
            • Mr. Joel Kootstra – Country Director, Netherlands Development Organization (SNV)
            • Mr. Albert Stockell – Managing Director SGS Kenya Ltd
            • Mr. Thomas Carr – Chief of Party RTI
            • Mr. Nehemiah Chepkwony – Interim Head of Directorate, Horticultural Crops Directorate
            • H.E. Alison Chartres Australian High Commissioner to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
            Official opening/Key note speech
            • Chief Guest – Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri E.G.H. - CS, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation

            10:30am Group Photo and Gallery Walk (Exhibition)

            Tea/Coffee Break

            11:30am Panel 1: Food Safety
            Session Chair: Ms. Mary Njuguna - Agriculture Sector Programme Lead, SNV

            Presentation 1: Food safety policy issues Mr. Rikki Agudah - CEO, SOCAA) Presentation 2: MRL database Mr. Matt Lantz - Vice President, Global Market Access, Bryant Christie Inc, USA Panel – Public Sector

            • Dr Robert Kilonzo - Head of Food Safety and Quality Unit, Ministry of Health
            • Mr. Zakayo Magara – Deputy Director Crop Resources, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
            • Mr. Jairus Musumbi – Director of Public Health, County Government of Nairobi
            • Mr. Isaiah Kirema – Program Manager, TechnoServe
            • Ms. Stella Maina - Green Rhino

            Lunch Break

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            2:30pm Panel 2: Market Access and Logistics
            Session Chair: Dr Andrew Edewa – Director, Compliance Kenya Ltd

            Presentation -   Market Access Mr. Eric Ogumo – SOCAA Logistics – Dr Andrew Edewa, Compliance Kenya Ltd. Panel – Private sector and Development Partners

            • Mr. Peter Biwott CEO, Export Promotion Council
            • Ms. Wambui Mbarire – CEO, Retail Trade Association of Kenya
            • Mr. Gilbert Langat – CEO, Shippers Council of East Africa
            • Wakulima market Representative
            • COG (Makueni County) – CEC Agriculture
            • Mr. Jared Nyaundi – Director Internal trade

            4.30pm Marketplace
            Exhibitor pitching

            5:30pm Cocktail and Networking
            B2B sessions with prior booking

            • Morning
            • Afternoon
            8:00am Closed Meetings
            Invites Only

            Development Partners -

            • Global Communities – Mr. Richard Muli & Mr. Stephen Kiarie (B2B Meetings)
            • RTI KCDMS
            • SNV

            8:00am Research Innovations Papers: Cases of innovation solutions for the value chain from Research
            Session Chair: Dr Jane Ambuko - Senior lecturer and head of Horticulture at Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection, UON

            Presentation of papers (15 minutes each)

            • UON
            • Prof John Wesonga - Associate Professor - Department of Horticulture JKUAT
            • Ms. Catherine Kilelu - 3R Project
            • Ms. Scholastica Wambua – Research Officer, KALRO
            • Dr MaryLucy Oronje – Plantwise Knowledge Bank Coordinator East Africa, CABI

            10:30am Health Break
            Enjoy a cup of cofee/tea

            11:00am Panel 3: ICT in Agriculture
            Session Chair: Global Communities

            Session Chairs remarks Presentation: The Role of ICT in facilitating horticultural trade-

            • Mr. Fredrick Kiio - M-Agri (DigiFarm) / Connected Farmer Platform-Safaricom
            • Mrs.  Almut Van Casteren – Director, E-prod
            • Ms. Mumbi - Shamba Digital
            • Mr. Christian Bwakira – Vice President and Area Business Head, Master Card
            • Mr. Gerald Masila – Executive Director, GSoko
            • Ms. Josephine Simiyu - Manager-Compliance and Regulatory Services, HCD
            • Mr. Charles Kimathi – Standard Group
            • Nick Mwaura - Regional sourcing manager, International Procurement Logistics (Walmart & ASDA)
            • Ms.  Nikki Duncan - Director, Strategic Partnerships, Global Communities
            • Rusty Eason - Cold chain expert & consultant, Global cold chain alliance

            1:00pm Lunch Break
            Gallery Walk - Exhbitions

            2:00pm Panel 4: Market Standards and SPS Regulations
            Session Chair: Dr Virginia Kimani – Lead Consultant PARC

            Presentation 1: Market Standards Mr. Kioko Ndolo – EAC Business Manager Certification and Business Enhancement – SGS Kenya Ltd Panel

            • Ms. Josephine Simiyu - Manager-Compliance and Regulatory Services, HCD
            • Mr. Bernard Nguyo – Manager PVOC Program, KEBS
            • Dr. Isaac Macharia – General Manager Phytosanitary Services, KEPHIS
            • Ms. Wambui Mbarire - CEO Retail Traders Association of Kenya
            • Mr. Philip Chemeltorit – Scheme Manager, React Cert Africa
            • Twiga Foods -

            3:30pm Panel 3: Agriculture Finance
            Session Chair: Brian Muriithi - Global Communities


            • Ms. Esther Muiruri – General Manager Agribusiness, Equity Foundation
            • Ms. Jane Mwangi – CEO, KCB Foundation
            • Mr.  Charles Gitau - Africa Agribusiness Alliance
            • Mr. Sammy Mwangi - IDH

            6:00pm Dinner

            • Morning
            • Afternoon
            8:00am Registration and Exhibition/Gallery Walk
            Registration and Exhibition/Gallery Walk

            8:30am Recap and Overview of Break-out Sessions
            Value Chain Approach – Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs

            Hosea Machuki, CEO FPEAK Value Chain Approach – Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs: Sectoral challenges and opportunities moving forward. Dr Lusike Wasilwa - Director Crop Systems, KALRO

            9:00am Breakout Session 1: Fruits (mango and avocado)
            Moderator: Alfonce Mutinda, Green East Traders

            Moderator:  Okisegere Ojepat, CEO FPC Kenya Presenter:

            • Makueni County mango farmer
            • Mr. Joseph Mutua – Director- Market Systems Development at RTI International
            • Mr. Aintzane Esturo - Technical Manager -PMP
            • Mr. John Collins - International Fruit Union (IFU)

            9:20am Breakout Session 2: Vegetables
            Moderator: Ms. Grace Nyaa – Safe Produce Solutions

            Presenter:  Yvette Ondachi – Director, Ojay Greene Testimonial: Ajay Saini – Director, Six Square

            9:40am Breakout Session 3: Herbs
            Moderator: Dr Lusike Wasilwa – Director Crop Systems, KALRO

            Presenter:  Agnes Angwenyi - Executive Director, Mintos Herbs, Vegetables, & Fruits Limited

            11:00am Health Break
            Guests break for a cup of tea/coffee


            11:30am Closing Session
            Session Chair: Sylvester Maina - Chairman, FPC Kenya

            Closing remarks

            • Summary of conference proceedings (rapporteur)-Agreed outcomes and way forward
            Closing ceremony
            • Hon. Mary Nzomo - Chair CEC Agriculture Caucus & CEC Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Crop Management, Trans Nzoia County
            • H.E. Mike Mbuvi Sonko – Governor, Nairobi County

            1:00pm Lunch
            Note: Exhibitions will be open throughout the day to 3pm

            2:00 - 3:00pm B2B Meeting


            • Mr. Richard Muli - Trade Manager, AIMS Program, Global Communities
            • Mr. Stephen Kiarie - Trade Specialist – AIMS Program, Global Communities

            4:00pm Departure

            Media Center

            Event Hosts

            The 2018 Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs Conference and Exhibition is proudly brought to you by

            Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya
            Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya
            Partners and Sponsors

            Different stakeholders have come together to make the conference a success. Below are some of the companies and organizations we have partnered with for the Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs Conference and Exhibition in 2018.

            SNV Smart Development Works
            Global Communities Partners for Good
            University of Nairobi
            Ministry of Agriculture and Planning
            Government of Kenya
            Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya
            Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya
            Horticultural Crops Directorate
            Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity
            Kenya School of Monetary Studies
            Nairobi, Kenya
            Along Thika Superhighway, Exit 6