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Meet & Greet at PortalFlora / Hoven en de Mooij

Ethiopian rose grower Agri Lake meets Dutch buyers

Agri Lake is an Ethiopian rose grower, which has experienced a turbulent growth in recent years. From 5 hectares in 2015 to 16 hectares now. On one nursery, located at 1700 meters altitude, 9 new varieties have recently been put in production, bringing the number of varieties to 14. At a second production site, called Agri Ceft and located at 2200 meters altitude, there are another 11 varieties. PortalFlora / Hoven and the Mooij is a major buyer of (a significant part of) the flowers and welcomed the grower at the company in Aalsmeer, The Netherland, last Wednesday.

Especially for the Meet and Greet, Mr. Esayas (general manager), Mr. Tadesesse (nursery manager) and Mrs. Mimi (contact person) came over from Ethiopia. As usual, buyers were invited to familiarize themselves with the (new) varieties, to sample them and to get acquainted with the grower.

Agri-Lake Flowers
Rose nursery Agri-Lake Flowers was founded in 2004 and is part of the Ethio Agri-CEFT, established in 1998. This company is one of the largest private agribusinesses in Ethiopia and has various tea and coffee plantations and other production sites for various crops. Agri-Lake Flowers is located in Bahir Dar, about 500 kilometers north of the capital Addis Ababa. The majority of the flowers finds its way to the consumer via FloraHolland.

The new 6ha greenhouse, which was put into service at the end of last year.

And it does not end here. In five years time, as the grower mentioned earlier, they hope to expand the acreage to 30 hectares. "Next year we will build another 14 ha," according to Senait Anbesso, Communications Manager.

The day was well attended and sandwiches and drinks were served. In addition, the visitors received a gift, which was handed to them by Mrs. Mimi personally.

Photos were taken by Peter Vrouwe, Hoven & De Mooij / PortalFlora

Are you interested in the products of Agri Lake / Agri Ceft? You can still visit Hoven en de Mooij / PortalFlora this week, where the assortment is exhibited in the showroom.

For more information:
Hoven & De Mooij / PortalFlora
Peter Vrouwe
Relationship manager PortalFlora en Hoven en de Mooij
M: +31620412957
T: +31297800900
E: [email protected]

Ethio Agri-Ceft Plc
Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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