August 30, 2017, Nairobi. Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) has successfully finalized the benchmarking of its flowers & ornamentals and plant propagation material scheme, the EHPEA Code of Practice for Sustainable Flower Production – Silver Level.
This standard, which is open for certification of individual producers, currently has recognition as an equivalent scheme.
EHPEA was founded in 2002 by five growers having the mission of contributing to the national economic development and to advance their shared objectives of enhancing horticulture production and marketing strategies.
Ethiopia plays an important role in cut flower production and export. It is the second largest cut flower exporter in Africa and the 5th largest one worldwide (2015).
More information on EHPEA ,www.ehpea.org