Ethiopia in farming boom
ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia earned US$92 million from the export of fruits, vegetables and flowers in the last five months according to the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency.
US$74.5 million was acquired through the export of flowers said Haileselassie Tekie Director General of the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency at a joint consultative workshop organized for the sector.
The revenue earned over the past five months showed a 21.9% increase over what was earned in the same period in the last fiscal year according to Haileselassie.
The agency has a target to raise US$401 million from exports for this fiscal year.
48 representatives of companies engaged in horticulture and floriculture developennt attended the two day work shop. The Ethio-Netherlands Partnership, Jimma University and Ethiopian Airlines were also represented.