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Ghana’s top food-export destination in West Africa is Burkina Faso

According to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, that Burkina Faso is Ghana’s top export destination for its foodstuffs in the West Africa region. From 2015 to 2019, Ghana has seen an increase in food export with a corresponding revenue of GH¢868.13 million (€139 mln).

The Ministry has credited the agricultural flagship programme, Planting for Food and Jobs for the rise in food export to neighbouring countries.

Burkina Faso topped in the importation of varied foodstuff such as rice, pawpaw, palm fruit, sorghum, cowpea, gari, banana, groundnuts, yellow and white maize, amounting to 92,319 tonnes. Cote d’Ivoire came second for mainly importing yam, maize, cowpea, citrus and onions of 14,222 tonnes. Mali is the least on the table as it recorded export volume of 1,180 tonnes.

In all, foodstuff with a volume of 563,859 tonnes were exported to Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin and Northern Nigeria over the period. They included banana, cabbage/green pepper, citrus/orange, cowpea, gari, ginger, groundnuts, palm fruits, palm oil and pawpaw.


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