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Terms of Reference for Gender Mainstreaming - Consultant

Background

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) is the leading Business Membership Association for growers, exporters and key cut-flower and ornamentals value chain actors. KFC members account for approximately 80 per cent of Kenya’s floricultural exports.

KFC’s Flowers and Ornamentals Sustainability Standards (FOSS), popularly known as KFC Silver and Gold Standard, to which all members must comply, is a trusted standard worldwide.  It is one of only three internationally benchmarked standards that demonstrate sustainable social, environmental and good agricultural business practice benchmarks set by the EU-based Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI). The standard encourages commitment to ethical practices, innovation and promoting equitable trading practices, thus ensuring that certified producers foster sustainable, responsible and safe production of cut flowers and ornamentals. 

The organization is in the forefront promoting Kenya as a reliable source of quality cut flowers and ornamentals and the country’s competitiveness in the global floriculture trade. KFC is actively engaged in all major trade negotiations in existing, new and emerging markets and in amplifying Kenya’s image in the international market as the most trusted source of cut flowers and ornamentals. 

Currently, Kenya is the third largest producer of cut flowers and ornamentals in the world and exports to over 60 destinations globally. Floriculture is the fastest-growing export sector in the Kenyan economy, providing direct employment for over 200,000 workers. 

KFC engages with key actors locally for a favourable business environment for growers and exporters of cut flowers and ornamentals. 

KFC is currently implementing a project dubbed “Creating positive Environmental and Social impact in Kenya through quality data management” in partnership IDH. 

Consequently, KFC plans to hire a Gender Consultant whose main task is to support delivery of relevant components of the project guided by the project objectives below i.e.;

  1. To promote social and environmental good practice amongst KFC producer members through improved strategies on good water stewardship and gender mainstreaming.
  2. Define a framework for collecting quality data on social/gender indicators and water stewardship performance indicators for Kenya floriculture industry.
  3. Use lessons learnt to build the capacity of KFC secretariat and producer members to promote social and environmental compliance.
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Terms of Reference for Water Stewardship - Consultant

Background:

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) is the leading Business Membership Association for growers, exporters and key cut-flower and ornamentals value chain actors. KFC members account for approximately 80 per cent of Kenya’s floricultural exports. 

KFC’s Flowers and Ornamentals Sustainability Standards (FOSS), popularly known as KFC Silver and Gold Standard, to which all members must comply, is a trusted standard worldwide.  It is one of only three internationally benchmarked standards that demonstrate sustainable social, environmental and good agricultural business practice benchmarks set by the EU-based Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI). The standard encourages commitment to ethical practices, innovation and promoting equitable trading practices, thus ensuring that certified producers foster sustainable, responsible and safe production of cut flowers and ornamentals. 

The organization is in the forefront promoting Kenya as a reliable source of quality cut flowers and ornamentals and the country’s competitiveness in the global floriculture trade. KFC is actively engaged in all major trade negotiations in existing, new and emerging markets and in amplifying Kenya’s image in the international market as the most trusted source of cut flowers and ornamentals. 

Currently, Kenya is the third largest producer of cut flowers and ornamentals in the world and exports to over 60 destinations globally. Floriculture is the fastest-growing export sector in the Kenyan economy, providing direct employment for over 200,000 workers. 

KFC engages with key actors locally for a favourable business environment for growers and exporters of cut flowers and ornamentals. 

KFC is currently implementing a project dubbed “Creating positive Environmental and Social impact in Kenya through quality data management” in partnership IDH. 

Consequently, KFC plans to hire a Water Consultant whose main task is to support delivery of relevant components of the project guided by the project objectives below i.e.; 

  1. To promote social and environmental good practice amongst KFC producer members through improved strategies on good water stewardship.
  2. Define a framework for collecting quality data on water stewardship performance indicators for Kenya floriculture industry.
  3. Use lessons learnt to build the capacity of KFC secretariat and producer members to promote environmental compliance.

The water stewardship will among other achievements enable the producers and KFC: -

  • To enhance the knowledge and understanding that it is imperative to have monitoring systems that capture water usage along the whole production chain i.e. nurseries, production fields, post-harvest, domestic, among others.
  • To upgrade the KFC database to capture water used along the whole flower production chain against the current status where it is capturing the water used for field and greenhouse flower production only.
  • To monitor the amount of water used per production unit of the flowers produced on year-on-year basis to demonstrate sustainable use of the water resources.
  • To have data that is demonstrating the positive social, economic and environmental impacts arising from flower and ornamental production, such as the revenue generated per cubic metre of water used and amount of water used to produce units of flowers, among others.
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