Monday, January 9, 2017

Kenya: Pioneer of Using Direct Use Geothermal for Horticulture Passes

Oserian Flower Farm founder was a celebrated conservationist- family (Hivisasa.com)

Johannes Ewaldus Maria Zwager
Popularly known as Hans Zwager, the pioneer who has passed on at the age of 90, brought to life the Kenya flower industry.

Hans Zwager founded Oserian Development Company in the early 80s marking the beginning of a business which would drive an industry to grow into one of the top export earners for Kenya.

The pioneer purchased Oserian Farm in 1969, which was a cattle ranch with 16 employees. He established a new concept – flowers for export and later he started developing geothermal energy at Oserian, which now provides electric power to the entire farm.