Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day boosts Ethiopia’s cut flower demand: "In the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, Ethiopia exports six planeloads, or more than 2 million stems of cut flowers, daily, to the international market, Reuters reported.
'Red roses are what lovers give so we pay more attention to them at this time of year.' Tsegaye Abebe owner of ET Highland Flora told Reuters.
While flowers account for only 1 percent of Ethiopia's GDP, they are one of the most visible signs of a fast-growing economy that is becoming less reliant on its traditional coffee exports, the report said."