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The power of flowers

Success that is cut and dried
  • Global flower trade goes wild
  • Success that is cut and dried
  • Wild with orders
  • Dyeing for a market
  • Planting for a future
  • A cut above the rest
  • High maintenance produce
  • Bouquet - the way that pays

Success that is cut and dried

Farmers like Ruan Smit have a permit from South Africa's national conservation organisation to sustainably harvest wild flowers and foliage. He makes daily deliveries to the Flower Valley Conservation Trust packhouse with a variety of flora cut on three farms on the Agulhas peninsula, the southernmost tip of Africa. Flowers - for the fresh and dried market - are now the main source of farm income.

 

 

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