Ghana, Burkina Open Talks To Formalise Trade Relations - AFIA ENGLISH

Ghana, Burkina Open Talks To Formalise Trade Relations

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Ghana and Burkina Faso have opened talks to formalise trade relations in food crops, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has announced.

To this end, Dr Akoto and his Burkinabe counterpart, the Minister for Agriculture and Hydro-agricultural Equipment, Mr Salifou Ouedraogo, met in Changsha, China, to identify ways to capture data as a basis to formalise their trading relationship.

The meeting took place during the China-Africa Trade Expo in China a fortnight ago.

While food crops such as maize, millet, rice, soya beans, yam and plantain are exported from Ghana to Burkina Faso, vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, lettuces, cabbage are also exported from Burkina to Ghana.

Ghana informally exports approximately 150,000 tonnes of food annually to its neighbouring countries of which Burkina Faso is the largest recipient of 75 per cent of the total export.

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