FAO Hails Food Export Initiative in West Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization has credited its USD2.4 million food exporting initiative for allowing some 5,000 farmers in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone to meet the required certification and employ necessary methods to grow and sell organic products.

“Most of them had a very low level of institutional capability, technical capacity and financial resources,” according to FAO trade economist Pascal Liu. “Now most of the groups have legal status, meet regularly, keep records and are now made up of ‘real members’ who pay dues.”

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.