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HortIMPACT trade mission to Kenya
Horticulture mission to Kenya
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Image: SNV
All day event


May 16
May 19


Verbos Business Development

From May 16 till 19, 2017, the HortIMPACT trade mission to Kenya is open for companies active in the horticultural sector and interested in the growing Kenyan market. HortIMPACT is a programme supported by the Dutch Embassy that invests in the development of the fresh produce sector and is looking for Dutch partners from the private sector to cooperate with.

Looking for clients, suppliers or partners to cooperate with? Do you want concrete (financial) support for an interesting lead?  Then you can sign up for the trade mission until Friday April 21 with Aart van den Bos at  or Klaas de Vries at .

The trade mission offers:

  • A tailor-made programme for your company
  • Matchmaking with Kenyan and Dutch companies
  • Field visits to companies and initiatives that are relevant to you
  • Personal meetings with companies and organisations from the horticulture sector
  • A focused exploration of activities that you want to start in Kenya with our team of experts

The mission takes place from May 16 until May 18 or 19. Participants can decide whether their mission lasts three or four days. On the last day personal meetings can be arranged for participants’ specific interests .

Fresh produce sector in Kenya

In Kenya there is a fast-growing market for vegetables, fruit and potatoes because of the increasing middle class and export market. The coming years the demand for safe and good-quality-food will only increase. That is why there is a need for expertise and experience along the entire value chain to improve food production in an efficient way with high quality. The Dutch fresh produce sector can play a key role in Kenya for better production and marketing.

On HortIMPACT – practical support

The programme – HortIMPACT – is conducted by the Dutch organisation SNV. In this programme Dutch and Kenyan companies develop business cases that contribute to the growth of the sector of fresh produce. The focus is on vegetables, fruit and potatoes. SNV has a team of experts who support companies with their extensive knowledge and network. Besides this, SNV can co-invest up to 50% in activities including market studies and/or pilot projects with a maximum of 200.000 euro of support per project. HortIMPACT is not a standard programme but offers tailormade support and solutions. So far more than 25 companies are directly involved in the programme.

Practical information

Mission costs

Participation in the mission costs 500,- euros per company for a maximum of two participants. This includes participation in the collective programme activities such as the matchmaking, company visits, meetings with Embassy, financial institutes and (non-) governmental organisations, and a session for exploring follow up opportunities. Local transport and meals during the mission activities will be taken care of. On own expense are costs for your flight, hotel and costs outside the programme.


For more information or to directly sign up for the mission (deadline April 21), please contact:

Aart van den Bos | VerBos Business Development | | +31 651788924

Klaas de Vries | SNV Kenia | | +254 703673196



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