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EHPEA hosts a South Korean investment and business delegation at its headquarters

EHPEA hosts a South Korean investment and business delegation at its headquarters. A briefing was given to the delegates on the ample investment opportunities in the horticulture sector in Ethiopia.

It was also discussed at length on how to boost the export of Ethiopian flowers to South Korea.

The delegation will be visiting EHPEA member farms in the next days for a better understanding of the sector.

A meeting was held on the findings of an assessment conducted by Ethiopian Agricultural Authority (EAA)

A meeting on the findings of an assessment conducted by Ethiopian Agricultural Authority (EAA) on the False Codling Moth (FCM) held this afternoon at EHPEA in the presence of Ambassador Driba Kuma and Ato Wondale Habtamu, Director General and Deputy Director General of EAA respectively, member farms and EHPEA.

EHPEA, Ethiopian Agricultural Authority and Trade Mark East Africa have linked Memorandum of Understanding for phytosanitary certificate

EHPEA, Ethiopian Agricultural Authority and Trade Mark East Africa have linked Memorandum of Understanding to modernize the issuance of phyto sanitary certificate electronically, to upgrade the ICT infrastructure both at the Authority and EHPEA as well as to exchange experince among other countries.

Ambassador Driba Kuma, Director General of the Ethiopian Agriculture Authority, Ato Ewnetu Taye Country Director of TMEA and Ato Tewodros Zewdie Executive Director of EHPEA have signed the MoU.

TMEA is going to fully finance the projects that are going to be executed.

EHPEA members farms in Koka built a Kindergarten school equipped with school equipment

EHPEA members farms in Koka built a Kindergarten school equipped with school equipment

Horticulture farms in Koka cluster, Zuqualla Horti PLC, Florensis Abyssinia PL, and Desa plant PLC are known for their charity works believing in giving back to the community.

The newly built school which costs ETB 2,928,126.66, inaugurated in the presence of AbaGeda, DR. Tola Beriso from Oromia education office and major actors of the sector in the region as well as community representatives.

B2B meeting and farm visit held to create a market linkage

A productive B2B meeting and farm visit held to create a market linkage between EHPEA member farms and an importer of flowers to Congo Brazzaville market.

EHPEA TVET Center delivered a training on Internal Auditing Skill

EHPEA TVET Center successfully delivered Internal Auditing Skill Training for farm internal auditors and compliance managers from September 19 to 22/2022 at Dreamland Hotel and Resort Bishoftu. The training mainly focuses on the practical implementations of the EHPEA Code of practices and other international market standards for the horticulture sector.

EHPEA TVET Center delivered training on Environment Management and Risk Assessment

EHPEA TVET center, delivered training on Environment Management and Risk Assessment for EHPEA member farms. The training conducted at Bishoftu town, Dream land hotel from September 13-16/2022 with a farm visit and experience sharing program.

EHPEA Celebrated Ethiopian New Year at Floriade Expo 2022.

Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA), celebrated Ethiopian New Year colorfully on September 11, 2022 at its country pavilion on Floriade Expo 2022 , Almere The Netherlands.


The event was a great platform to promote Ethiopian investment in horticulture business while addressing sustainability and strengthen the deepening of economic ties between the two countries.


Ambassador Hirut Zemene, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the Benelux countries and the EU Institutions, Dr. Sofiya Kassa, State Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Nega Mequanint, Board Chairman of EHPEA, accompanied by higher government officials and stakeholders attended the event.

Environmental Compliance Status of Floriculture Farms in Ethiopia

A productive evaluation session on environmental compliance status of floriculture farms in Ethiopia held at Bishoftu/Debrezeit in the presence of Director General of Oromia Environment Protection Authority and officials of Federal Environment Protection Authority.

Participants drawn from EHPEA, cut flower and cutting farms, environmental compliance inspectors, trainers and the officials have discussed in detail the best practices, challenges, and the way forward after compliance status of farms is presented by both Federal and Oromia Inspectors.

The session is quite imperative to ensure the global competitiveness and sustainability of the Ethiopian floriculture industry.

A Memorandem of Understanding (MoU) signed between Horticulture companies and projects of German Cooperation

A Memorandem of Understanding (MoU) signed between Horticulture companies and projects of German Cooperation, represented by #GIZ, to cooperate in the formation of ‘Horticulture Cluster’ in #Bahirdar and its surrounding areas on July 06, 2022 at Avanti Blue Nile Hotel.

The program organized by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) and GIZ with an initiative to leverage the geographical specialization of horticulture clusters and promote integrated and market-led development of preproduction, production, post-harvest, logistics, branding, marketing, skill development activities and create synergy to resolve the challenges of the sector.

Up to date there are 9 farms engaged in the production and export business of flowers, fruits and vegetables in Bahirdar area.
The cluster development will also benefit the small holder farmers intermes of cost reduction of input, production and logistics.

The regional government office representatives stated the commitment of the region to support the sector by availing additional Horticulture corridors and work on the betterment of the existing infrastructure.

Contact Info

Location : Micky Leyland Avenue on the Road to Atlas Hotel, NB Business Center; 6th floor; Room # 603

Phone : +251 11 6636750

P.O.Box: 22241 Code 1000

Email: info@ehpea.org

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