EU tells Ghana’s vegetables farmers to reduce pesticides

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Farmers in Ghana and agricultural experts are battling to get their vegetables back into the European Union market.

The EU banned some Ghana-grown vegetables last year citing pest issues.

With a review of the ban due in September, farmers have been working hard to make sure their crops are good to go.

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, William Hanna has hinted of plans by the EU to lift the ban placed on the export of some vegetables from Ghana last year, because the produce did not meet the required quality standards.

According to him, though there is a huge market in the EU for Ghanaian produce, the union will not compromise on quality standards.

Speaking to Citi Business News on the latest development, William Hanna explained that the EU is currently assisting local farmers through its Trade Related Assistance and Quality Enabling Programme (TRAQUE) to ensure that they meet the standards.

CCTV’s Katerina Vittozzi has more.

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