Development Strategy for the Export- Oriented Horticulture in Ethiopia

F.J. Joosten

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The export-oriented horticulture sector in Ethiopia has been growing rapidly and forms an important element in the country’s efforts to expand and diversify the economy, raise export earnings and create employment. This rapid growth is remarkable particularly when placed in a historic context. Further growth in export production and value is expected to a total value of USD 100 million is expected in 2006/07. In an agricultural sector that is dominated by small-scale farmers using traditional low input/low output farming technologies such developments are impressive. This report to assesses how best to consolidate the recent achievements and strengthen the future position of the Ethiopian export-oriented horticulture as a basis for further growth and development. A sector analyses was undertaken to assess the competitiveness of the sector as a basis for the formulation of an Ethiopian Horticulture Development Strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • horticulture
  • agricultural situation
  • exports
  • international trade
  • ethiopia


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