Ethiopia is the largest and most populated country in the Horn of Africa with more than 105 million people. The country lies completely within the tropical latitudes and is relatively compact. The seasons in Ethiopia perfectly complement the seasons of Kenya. During drier periods in Kenya, Ethiopia enjoys a milder climate. This allows us to produce all year round with smart use of different climate zones.
The capital is Addis Ababa, located almost at the centre of the country. Holeta is a town located in the Ababa of the Oromia Region, a very conducive environment for Horticulture. The three production sites Marginpar Ethiopia, Larca and Simba are located nearby this small town.
Our enthusiastic people work with the Kaizen methode, creating beautiful unique flowers every day.
MARGINPAR ETHIOPIA FARM
This production company covers 60 hectares of cultivated area, spread over three production sites, and is located near Holeta, west of the capital Addis Ababa (“New Flower”), at an altitude of 2,500 meters.
Marginpar Ethiopia is located 5 km from Holeta town. It covers 34.5 hectares. At this location we mainly grow the Eryngium Questar® varieties, the Astrantia Star® series, Campanula, Crocosmia and Agapanthus.
Larca is sited at almost the same area, 3.5 km from Holeta on the way to Marginpar Ethiopia farm. It covers 24 hectare and so far half of the area is developed, producing mainly Eryngium Questar® varieties.
Simba is another new developing site located nearby the two others. Currently we are developing around 5 hectare out of the total available 22.5 hectare. Project development is going on and we plan to reach around 12-15 hectare this year.
Marginpar Ethiopia is MPS ABC and MPS SQ certified.
The MPS-ABC certificate is a unique world standard and works as a benchmark in demonstrating to what extent our operations are environmentally friendly. There are three different levels, MPS-A, MPS-B and MPS-C. MPS-A certified is the most environmentally friendly. MPS-SQ stands for ‘Socially Qualified’ and focusses on Health & Safety, and good working conditions.