The horticulture sector has created thousands of new jobs in Ethiopia. Besides jobs on the farms, off-farm employment in retailing and wholesaling products as well as in export have been generated.

1,200 Total number of staff working at AQ Roses. The company is one of five horticulture farms that are located on the compound of SHER Ethiopia. In total, 15,000 people find employment here.

Source: AQ Roses

80% of all staff at AQ Roses are female. In general, skill level and experience of staff is still relatively low, however employees are considered hard working and eager to learn.

Source: AQ Roses

50,000 The floriculture sector employs more than 50,000 people, of whom 80% are female.

Source: Greenport Holland International - deskstudy