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UK’s £200 million tomato market attractive for Ghanaian growers

The Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana (CAG) has said it is currently engaging the Trade Department of the UK High Commission to institute a guaranteed market trade route system for local tomato producers to supply supermarkets in the United Kingdom.

CAG's CEO Anthony Selorm Morrison claims that Ghana stands a chance to benefit greatly from the deficit, as the Chamber is finalizing discussions with the High Commission to export large quantities of quality tomatoes to the UK market.

The Chamber has identified key areas of cultivation in Dahwenya, Weija, Somanya, Akuse, Ada, Prampram, Sogakope, Kpetoe, and the Winneba enclaves and said this opportunity has the potential to create thousands of jobs for young people.

He emphasized that local producers have what it takes, including the competitive and comparative advantage to produce for export, adding: "Issues of certification and quality are not of concern, but rather a guaranteed marker."

So far, Kenya and Uganda have already approached the UK in their respective countries to take advantage of the situation.


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