Ethiopia becomes Africa’s second largest flower exporter

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Floriculture is the blooming investment sector in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has become the second largest flower exporter in Africa, according to the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).

The nation had done well in exporting cut flowers during the 2019-20 fiscal year, next to neighbouring Kenya, MoA’s Horticulture State Minister Wondale Habtamu told EPA.

Ethiopia is also ranked as the 5th largest non-EU cut flower exporter to the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Norway, Sweden, UK, the Middle East and other EU countries, he added.

In a related development, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said the Netherlands is the top destination for Ethiopia exports, followed by the US, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Germany.

The country exported more than $320,162 worth products in the concluded fiscal year, which ended July 7.