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Ghanaian sugarloaf pineapple to feature at Fruitlogistica 2022

BY: Graphic Business

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) in collaboration with the West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) are supporting the promotion of Ghanaian exotic fruits under the theme “Discover the superior taste of Ghana’s green gold”.

The WACOMP is funded by the European Union (EU) and aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the West Africa region and enhance the integration of ECOWAS member states and Mauritania into the regional and international trading system.

A media release issued in Accra on March 30, 2022, said that as part of the programme, seven GlobalG.A.P. (a farm assurance program) certified members of the Sea-freight Pineapple Exporters of Ghana (SPEG) are being supported to participate in the Fruit Logistica 2022 from April 5 to April 7 in Berlin, Germany.

The Ghanaian sugarloaf, a sweeter pineapple variety is the focus product at the fair.

“Ghanaian producers already export sugarloaf pineapples to France and in the next few years, this variety will also be introduced to other European markets. The Fruit Logistica trade fair is the place to be to get acquainted with sugarloaf from Ghana,” it said.


Export destinations

Europe is the main destination of 90 per cent of Ghanaian pineapples and among the top five European markets are Belgium, France, the UK, Switzerland, and Germany.