One of the interventions implemented by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) is focusing on environment conservation through both liquid and solid waste management, wetland system and composting respectively.
In line with this, EHPEA management visited Florensis Ethiopia plc focusing on wetland construction for the treatment of waste water generated from the farm. The wetland construction was initiated by EHPEA in collaboration with Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) and Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) aimed to treat the liquid waste water generate from farms to the highest purified effluent level. Up to date the wetland executed in 30 of EHPEA member farms.
In this regard, Florensis Ethiopia plc has been one of the beneficiary member farms highly committed and engaged in the technology and the construction as shown in the picture below, has accomplished the foundation and gravel bed hydroponics (GBH) with fully concrete material.
The farm progressed around 60% of the construction of wetland in which only the filling of substrates and planting of recommended aquatic plants remain.