The global floriculture community came together at the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF), from 9th until 11th November 2022. With exhibitors from over 25 countries and trade visitors from over 115 countries, IFTF can be called one the most important, if not the most important international trade fair for the world floriculture industry.
Rwanda’s participation in the IFTF was made possible by the close collaboration between the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). The participants from Rwanda include representatives from Bella Flowers, Oxfam and Duhamic-ADRI as well as two local farmers from the Rulindo District.
Watch the interview with Godfrey Gakwandi from Oxfam Rwanda, who told this was an opportunity for delegates to raise awareness and visibility of the horticulture value chain project but also to make market connections for summer flowers grown in Rulindo District supported by European Union.
Oxfam in Rwanda
Oxfam has been working in Rwanda since the 1960s delivering humanitarian response, water and sanitation, conflict management and sustainable livelihoods projects.
Today, Oxfam acts as a catalyst and facilitator, bringing people together to influence how change happens and ensure it benefits the poorest and most vulnerable. Working with civil society, private sector and government bodies, we create partnerships, build capacity and facilitate access to skills, knowledge and technical expertise.
Our partners include farmers’ associations, civil society, private sector enterprises, national organizations, women’s groups, research centres, government’s bodies and finance institutions. We work closely with all of these groups to bring about long-term changes to the lives of people living in poverty.
Our work focuses on sustainable livelihoods, gender justice, humanitarian preparedness and response and we mainstream participatory governance activities. Our aim is to ensure the poorest and most vulnerable directly benefit from development and can influence the decisions which affect their own lives, leading to a more stable and sustainably peaceful Rwanda. We passionately believe in supporting women’s empowerment and equality between men and women.
If you’re interested to buy Summer flowers from Rwanda then click here to send an email to Godfrey Gakwandi.