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7:46pm 17/07/2022
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Floral treasure
By:AFP

Roses at a Dümmen Orange greenhouse at Hacienda La Serena in Guachala, Ecuador.

Ecuador’s flower growers managed to leap the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and more recently the indigenous protests, to bring their precious roses to the world.

The Andean country which produces 450 rose varieties, is still the world’s third largest rose supplier after the Netherlands and Colombia.

Roses at a Dümmen Orange greenhouse at Hacienda La Serena in Guachala, Ecuador. AFP
Roses at a Dümmen Orange greenhouse at Hacienda La Serena in Guachala, Ecuador. AFP
Roses at a Dümmen Orange greenhouse at Hacienda La Serena in Guachala, Ecuador. AFP
Roses at a Dümmen Orange greenhouse at Hacienda La Serena in Guachala, Ecuador. AFP
A Dümmen Orange empoyee works with roses at Hacienda La Serena in Guachala, Ecuador. AFP
A Dümmen Orange empoyee works with roses at Hacienda La Serena in Guachala, Ecuador. AFP
A Dümmen Orange empoyee works with roses at Hacienda La Serena in Guachala, Ecuador. AFP
A Hoja Verde Flores employee works with roses for export at a flower farm in Cayambe, Ecuador. AFP
A Hoja Verde Flores employee works with roses for export at a flower farm in Cayambe, Ecuador. AFP

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