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Gov’t lifts ban on 2 leafy vegetable exporters


Governing administration claims it has so considerably provided the nod to two out of more than 50 leafy vegetable exporters to keep on their investing on the European sector.

This was after they satisfied all situations set by the Plant Protection and Regulatory Expert services Directorate.

According to the Deputy Minister of Foods and Agriculture dependable for horticulture, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, stakeholder engagement is underway to be certain that ideal techniques in the horticulture sub-sector are upheld.

“Our to start with assembly right after the suspension was on the 19th of June and out of the 51 farms we visited, only 2 certified that they can begin their exports so based mostly on that we lifted the suspension on those people 2 to do the exports and we gave ourselves one more two weeks that we are going to meet up with all the vegetable exporters affiliation and all stakeholders to review the progress of what we have finished so considerably,” he reported.

Accurately a thirty day period ago, the Plant Safety and Regulatory Solutions Directorate issued a statement to ban the exportation of all leafy vegetables to the global current market – a determination it explained as essential to deal with all attainable loopholes and troubles ensuing from an before ban imposed by the European Union.

Mr Osei Nyarko spoke to JoyBusiness at the opening of the maiden version of the HortiFresh Fruit and Vegetable Good which is on the theme, “Promoting High-quality Fruits and Veggies for a Competitive Domestic and Export Market.

On her part, Project Manager of HortiFresh, Sheila Assibey-Yeboah describes the EU’s ban on local vegetable exportation as a blessing in disguise.

“We are back up and we are buying it up all over again, it definitely afflicted the industry but then it was a blessing in disguise, of program, with hindsight you get to appreciate some of the negative items that transpire and Ghana was able to improve upon their methods and have been able to coordinate all things to do and get issues again all over again to stay competitive.”  

The 4-working day HortiFresh Fruit and Vegetable Reasonable which seeks to generate current market options for horticultural corporations as well as sensitize the standard general public about horticulture sector things to do.

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