Five Ghanaian vegetable export businesses have received approval to resume trading in the suspended vegetable commodities on the international market. The approval was given after the firms satisfied all the conditions set by the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA).
They are Joekopan Farms, AB Farms, A Mahli Farms, Dhillon Farms and Shrighan Farms. These firms will subsequently receive a laboratory approval certification to that effect today.
Consequently, they have also been directed to source the commodities, including capsicum (chillies), soladum (garden eggs) and luffa (turia) only from 13 out of the 70 inspected farms by the PPRSD in anticipation of the removal of the suspension on the commodities in the coming days.
The government has, since June 1, this year, placed a temporary suspension on the export of capsicum, soladum, luffa and all leafy vegetables to the international market as a proactive measure to avoid a European Union ban on vegetables from Ghana.