Ghana has no more restraints to export vegetables in European Union markets.
The country was threatened to be sanctioned over worm-infested vegetables by the european union following some veggie products found not to meet the market criteria. Government immediately moved and banned vegetable export.
However, farmer, exporters and cargo airlines claimed the situation is striking businesses and ultimately leaving negative impacts over economy.
Daniel Aladi, General Secretary of the Association of Vegetable Exporters, was very hopeful, following lifting of the ban, to provide best products and ensured to meet the criteria of european union market this time.
Additionally, Stakeholders involved in the veg exports met on Saturday to outline the measures to prevent the situation to be happened again.
Ghanaian farmers and exporters weren’t embarrassed first time to be involved in such kind of setback. Few months back mangoes were banned due to fly infestation and the same market notified exporter over sub-standard fish last year.
Mr. Aladi noted, lifting the ban will not immediately result in the resumption of export at peak levels since “all farms that are currently under cultivation, will not be allowed for exports.”
He told strict monitoring will be imposed ahead and district agriculture extension officers and nongovernment organizations, PlantWise and GIZ, will assist to train the farmers to grow potential products.
“There is going to be very strict monitoring of the activities of the vegetable farmers so that once harvest comes from these new fields that are now going to be cultivated, they will allow such produce to be exported.” Daniel Aladi added.
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