‘Onions, Tomatoes Importation Is Unacceptable’


Former Research Scientist with the Savannah Agriculture Research Institute (SARI), Dr. Roger Kanton has lamented the increasing importation of onions, tomatoes, and other perishable crops from neighboring Niger and Burkina Faso to augment what is produced locally in the country.

Data from the Ministry of Trade and Industries pegs Ghana’s import from Burkina alone at U$$400 million worth of tomatoes with annual market demand of 800,000Mt of which the country produces between 300,000 and 400,000 Mt.