Ban on Ghanaian vegetables to Europe to end by December

Ban on Ghanaian vegetables to Europe to end by December

Minister of food and agriculture Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna has revealed that Ghana's ban on some vegetables to the European market would be lifted by December 2016.

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Speaking at the inauguration of refurbished inspection facilities of the Aviance Cargo Village at the Kotoka International Airport the sector minister revealed that measures were being put in place to secure Ghanaian vegetables on the European Union(EU) market.

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) placed a temporary ban on exports of some vegetables to the EU market in September, 2015. The affected vegetables include capsicum, solanum species- aubergines, momordica, luffa and lagenaria (gourd family) which did not meet the standards of the EU market because they were rotten by the time they got to the European market.

 

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