A total of 283,000 preserved roses were exported from the Lasso sector, Cotopaxi province, to Spain in a 40-foot container. This is the first shipment from the Lulu Rose plant.
The shipment was made by the company Naranjo Roses Ecuador, which in November last year signed an agreement with Impoex & Real Cimex of Spain, establishing a long-term strategic alliance to produce and export preserved roses from the Lulu Rose plant, in the sector of Lasso, towards the European country.
“It is a great message for everyone who makes the company, for the workers’ families, for the community, but above all for the country,” said the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Xavier Lazo, who participated in the shipment of these products with added value, which benefits 400 families of farmers who are dedicated to the production of flowers in the sector.
Lazo considered that “it is a historic moment, an important milestone, the result of planning, visionary work, being constant and persevering, because even in the most complicated circumstances this export is carried out.”
He added that it is also a consequence of using Good Agricultural Practices, which as part of the public policy of agriculture are delivered by the Agency for the Regulation and Control of Plant and Animal Health (Agrocalidad).
The important thing about this export, said the Minister, is that with innovation an industry is taken to another level, and allows “to convince ourselves that it is possible to specialize with this range of products.”
“It is important for us to make Ecuador grow, to create various sources of work,” said Maryluz Naranjo, president of Naranjo Roses Ecuador, a company where 70% is made up of women.
Iván Salazar, General Manager of the company, explained that this first shipment is part of the agreement signed with a new business model: integration between international companies that have different lines of business. (I)