IDEP Policy Brief 002/18 - Prospects and challenges of floriculture industry in the context of agricultural transformation in Africa : Evidence from Ethiopia

This brief aims to answer whether the Ethiopian cutflower industry can be a positive example of sustainable agriculture. Using the theoretical framework of sustainability along agricultural commodity chains,dataarecollectedfromframers(growers), state experts, greenhouse workers, and consumers through in-depth interviews. The overall result reveals that the current production practices are failed to satisfy two of the main criteria for sustainability.