At Sher Ethiopia we grow roses. Approximately 12,500 employees grow, harvest, grade and pack roses at three farms. Between 2.5 and 4 million roses are processed and transported to the airport in Addis Ababa every day, from where they are flown to Europe for further distribution. This makes us the largest rose grower in the world and the biggest supplier of roses in Europe.
Mr. Gerrit and Mrs. Nel Barnhoorn are the founders of the Sher-Schools. What started with 4 classrooms and a few teachers in 2006 has now grown into a school with 4 locations and almost 7000 students ranging from 4 until 18 years old. This would not have been possible without the unwavering support of Mr. Gerrit and Mrs. Nel Barnhoorn. Thanks to their dedication and hard work thousands of children now have better chances in life. We are very grateful to them for that. To honor them and to commemorate their 50th wedding anniversary we have introduced the ‘Barnhoorn Scholarship’ in 2021.
Integrated Pest Management
Diseases and pests are inevitable when growing roses. However, how these diseases and pests are controlled is not inevitable. Sher Ethiopia maximizes the use of biological and non-chemical pest control methods.