Keith Henderson, UFEAâ€™s executive director, said the flower growers will start exporting to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Far East and eastern Europe next month.
â€œUgandan growers will not only sell flowers in the UAE because by using Dubai as a hub, they will re-export to eastern Europe, the Far East, and the US,â€ he said.
â€œThe growers are looking at new markets to avoid dependence on one market in Holland, which can be over supplied, leading to lower prices,â€ Henderson said.
He said the flower growers are organising trial flower shipments to Dubai, where the people have shown a lot of interest.
Flowers to penetrate Middle East market