Ethiopia Netherlands Horticuture Partnership Programme (ENHPP)

The dynamic growth of the export horticulture sector in Ethiopia in the last de¬cade has made an important contribution to the economic growth of the coun¬try. Production has risen to over 1,000 ha of greenhouse cultivation and this has created export earnings in excess of UD $ 160m in 2010 and employment for more than 50,000 people, mostly ladies, in the rural areas. Such rapid ex-pansion has created needs for capacity building and has raised some concerns about the sustainable performance and environmental impact of the sector.