In September 2015, the EU placed a temporary ban vegetable export from Ghana as a result of "improper documentation for exports and presence of pest on produce.”
He said the ban had affected foreign exchange inflow, income of vegetable farmers and small farm holders.
The ban on pepper, aubergines and gourd followed an advice by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) of the EU.
In an audit report at that time, FVO, which said “Ghana stands the risk of a ban from the European Commission as a result of improper documentation for exports and presence of pest on produce.”
The Vegetable Sector Business Opportunities Report which aims at enhancing commercial agriculture in Ghana is an initiative of GhanaVeg and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Alhaji Limuna revealed that steps are being taken to reverse ban on vegetable export and is confident farmers would be given the green light to export soon.