Making Flower Exports Blossom Again.
Flower exports used to be, at the height of production, one of Zimbabwe’s biggest forex earners. By 2001, Zimbabwean flower exports ranked as the second largest in Africa, only behind Kenya. Zimbabwe was also the fifth biggest exporter to the European Union.
The flower growers and exporters in Zimbabwe were represented by a body protecting their interests, called EFGAZ (Export Flower Growers Association of Zimbabwe). Started in 1995, EFGAZ used to ensure that information on the latest floriculture trends were available to its members and levies on members provided training and information which protected the high standards required to retain the export market. The association closed in 2005…[READ MORE]