Malawi-based greenhouse exports bell peppers to South Africa

Malawi’s only large-scale greenhouse-based vegetable farm, which is near Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe, dispatched a consignment of 1.2 tones of bell peppers to South Africa (SA), effectively enabling the country to export for the first time such produce to the rainbow nation.

Until 2020, it was the other way around: SA supplied Malawi with high-quality and nicely packaged fresh farm produce. The latter lost a lot of forex in the process.

The GGL Greenhouse farm, therefore, established to substitute the importation of horticultural produce from SA, which it achieved in the past three years, is now exporting some of its produce. It began exporting to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), then Mozambique, and now SA.

The farm’s Manager, Ofer Kahani, said the 1.2 tones of bell peppers, demanded specifically by Shoprite in South Africa, is an “export trial.”
He said if SA Shoprite confirms the quality of the consignment, the farm will then be supplying to its client between 10 to 20 tones of bell peppers every week, which will sum up to 1000 tones per year. 



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