The Ghanaian horticultural sector exports 70,000 tons of fruits and 20,000 tons of vegetables annually. The agricultural industry, composed mainly of smallholder enterprises, employs more than 50% of the country’s labor force.
The European Union (EU) imposed an embargo on fruits and vegetables from Ghana in response to several cases of contamination. Losses to the country’s economy have been estimated at $15 million annually.
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