The Uganda Flowers Exporters Association (UFEA), a nonprofit organization was established in 1993 as an umbrella organization bringing together growers and exporters of flowers in Uganda. UFEA provides business development services to its members and it is through the Association that efforts to influence government policies that affect the industry are lobbied and advocated for. Membership is open to companies whose main activity is growing and exporting of flowers. Currently, membership consists of 14 flower farms. The flower industry is the third leading non–traditional export sector and the 7th largest export earner in Uganda.