Amb George William Kayonga, the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) chief executive, said government has put in place an attractive package for investors in the floriculture sector and identified potential sites for growing flowers, a statement from the organisers indicate.
“There are already three sites with more than 100 hectares, which companies that are planning expansion can invest in,” Kayonga told the Kenyan floriculture investors. Read more. Source | The Exchange
East Africa received a mixed bag of results in doing business in the latest report by World Bank; with Rwanda and Kenya leading while Burundi, South Sudan and Somalia brought up the rear.
The World Bank cited implementation of projects meant to improve trading across borders as key to the good showing while civil strife hampered those countries that did poorly.
According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2017 report, Rwanda — ranked 56 from last year’s 59 — remains the easiest place to start a business in the region. Rwanda is also the second easiest country within which to do business in sub-Saharan Africa after Mauritius, which is ranked 49th. Read more. Source | East African
Gender Dimensions of Trade Facilitation and Logistics a report by the World Bank's International Trade Department demonstrates why gender matters for trade facilitation and logistics and how gender dimensions can be integrated into trade facilitation and logistics initiatives.