SECTOR CAPABILITIES - Banana from Ghana

Ghana is among the three countries in West and Central Africa which supply fresh banana into the European Union on preferential access basis. As a result, Ghana has taken advantage of this and has been supplying the EU market with good quality banana for well over a decade now.

There are currently two major producers and exporters of banana in Ghana: Golden Exotics Ltd. (GEL) and the Volta River Estates Ltd (VREL), both located in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Ghana is endowed with the lands and climatic conditions for large cultivation of banana with at least six of the ten Regions ideal for its production. Banana is among the horticultural crops which have been prioritized for export development, and there are on-going government programmes to attract more investments into the sector. This makes Ghana a major supplier of quality bananas in West Africa, with huge potential to further increase production and exports.

Reasons to buy

Ghanaian banana provide the following superior benefits and advantages to you:

  • The leading producers are GLOBALGAP and Fairtrade certified.
  • Proximity of Ghana to the EU which is the country’s main market.
  • Ghana enjoys tariff-free and quota-free access to the EU market.
  • Ideal climatic conditions and irrigable lands for large banana plantation farming.
  • New producer companies are entering into the banana sector in Ghana, which guarantees increased production and long term sustainability of the sector.

Trade performance

Featured exporters

HONEYCOMB FOODS LIMITED

Honeycomb Foods began operations in December 2013 out of a desire to produce quality made in Ghana food products with accompanying branding that would attract international attention. The company has since grown from its humble beginnings with staff strength of two and a production capacity of just under 5 tones…
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Samviver Royal Ventures

Samviver Royal Ventures is a wholly owned Ghanaian Export Institution statutorily registered with the Registrar General’s Department under the registration of Business Act, 1962(No.151). The company plants/buys farm produce from registered farmers and sell them to exporters. By so doing, it provides ready-market for farmers in the hinterlands who otherwise…
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Packaging Matrixx

Packaging Matrixx is a trademark of D. T. Engineering Systems Limited and has been in business since 2008. The Company is made up of creative professionals with many years of experience in promotional packaging. They are specialists in the printing of packaging products like PVC Shrink Sleeves, Cosmetics bags, PET…
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Useful links

Ministry of Food and Agriculture – MOFA

MoFA’s mission is to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technology development, effective extension and other support services to farmers, processors and traders for improved livelihood.

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World Banana Forum

The World Banana Forum (WBF) is a space where the main stakeholders of the global banana supply-chain work together to achieve consensus on best practices for sustainable production and trade. The belief  is that collaboration is the key for progress.

The mission of the World Banana Forum is to:

  • inspire collaboration between stakeholders that produces pragmatic outcomes for the betterment of the banana industry; and
  • achieve consensus of best practices regarding workplace issues, gender equity, environmental impact, sustainable production and economic issues.

The WBF brings together retailers, importers, producers, exporters, consumer associations, governments, research institutions, trade unions, and civil society organizations.

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