A validation workshop on the national protocol of False Codling Moth (FCM) Management held today at Addis Ababa Hilton in the presence of responsible government offices and flower farms representatives.
The protocol jointly prepared by Ethiopian Agricultural Authority (EAA), Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) and relevant partners after studying the best practices of other countries in a way to adopt to Ethiopian context.
The protocol provides a guidance to the producers exporters of cut flowers of roses for their development of FCM management strategy with in their farm.
On the workshop the practicality of the protocol discussed at length which will be incorporated in the final national protocol.
Ato Wondale Habtamu, Director General and Deputy Director General of EAA, stated on his closing remarks that all producers needs to give due attention to integrate their day to day activities along with the needful practices stated on the protocol so as to sustain in the European market. He also added that the protocol will be implemented in the country soon and the readiness of the Authority to serve the private sector to comply with the expected standards of EU.