twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

Fruit producers and exporters form AFRUIBANA to champion interest in international trade

Fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana have officially launched AFRUIBANA, an association that will allow fruit producers on the continent to combine their efforts with a view to having their voices heard better in international trade

bananas 2424320 640AFRUIBANAwill take steps to support farmers to export their produce to the EU. (Photo: Efraimstochter/Pixabay)

The association was officially launched in Brussels, by Cameroon trade minister, Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana during a visit to European institutions. As representative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) during the various Councils of Ministers addressing the banana industry, the minister was lauded for this initiative.

AFRUIBANA is an association established under Cameroonian law and gathers several representatives of producers and exporters from different sub-Saharan countries, notably Assobacam, the Cameroon banana industry association, and OBAMCI, an Ivory Coast organisation of producers and exporters of bananas, pineapples, mangoes and other fruits. AFRUIBANA is an open platform with a mission to defend the interests of African fruit farming.

The association will take steps to support competitiveness and export fruits to EU countries. It will also serve as an interface between producers in the sector and European institutions to secure financing and support for African fruit growers. AFRUIBANA also has a key role in the representation and advocacy for asserting the quality and importance of agro-industrial value chains across the African continent in terms of economy, social affairs and environmental impact.


LATEST NEWS IN Horticulture

Global fava bean protein market projected at US$85.6mn by 2032

Global fava bean protein market projecte…

The global fava bean protein market is projected to expand at a steady annual growth rate of 4.2% to be valued at US$85.6mn by 2032, according to market research provider...

Pest management restores Africa’s mango markets

Pest management restores Africa’s mango …

The Alien Invasive Fruit Flies project in Southern Africa, supported by the International Development Research Centre and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, has come up with five technologies...

Sustainable fruit at the heart of South African blueberry drive

Sustainable fruit at the heart of South …

South African blueberry growers are stepping up their promotional drive in Germany by highlighting the quality and sustainability credentials of their fruit

Fruit breeding, the answer to climate change?

Fruit breeding, the answer to climate ch…

Dr Chris Owens, IFG's lead plant breeder, speaks with Tulana Nayak from African Farming, about the challenges of fruit breeding and what the future holds.

South African campaign targets UK consumers with excellent plum quality

South African campaign targets UK consum…

South African plum growers have reported excellent crop quality this season as they look to inspire UK consumers to choose their fruit

Morocco to record a 12% rise in citrus fruit production

Morocco to record a 12% rise in citrus f…

Citrus fruit production in Morocco is expected to reach an estimated 2.55 mmt in 2021/2022, registering a 12% rise from the previous period

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Horticulture

Hydrofarm releases new products for sustainable indoor farming

Hydrofarm releases new products for sust…

Hydroponics equipment manufacturer Hydrofarm Holdings Group has announced the release of new products from GroStar, Autopilot, Plant Success King Crab, Rock Rootinator, and Roots Organics

Fruit producers and exporters form AFRUIBANA to champion interest in international trade

Fruit producers and exporters form AFRUI…

Fruit producers and exporters from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana have officially launched AFRUIBANA, an association that will allow fruit producers on the continent to combine their efforts with...

Kenyan shilling falls with farming productivity

Kenyan shilling falls with farming produ…

Market traders are eyeing central bank action after the Kenyan shilling hit a three-year low

Rwanda and Israel sign MoU to boost horticulture

Rwanda and Israel sign MoU to boost hort…

Rwanda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel to help improve horticulture in the country through the establishment of an agriculture excellence centre

CBN banks on SMEs to improve agriculture sector in Nigeria

CBN banks on SMEs to improve agriculture…

The bankers committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have decided to grant US$1.2bn to Nigeria’s agriculture sector by supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

Rolls-Royce to deliver new gas engines for tomato greenhouses

Rolls-Royce to deliver new gas engines f…

Rolls-Royce has entered a contract with Tuinbouwbedrijf Marc Pittoors (T.B.M.P) BVBA, for the supply of a 7 MWe combined heat and power plant (CHP) to provide heat and power to...

Kenya aims to beat EU deadline over fresh produce

Kenya aims to beat EU deadline over fres…

Kenya is working towards beating the 30 September European Union deadline to ensure horticultural produce meets the stringent European Union (EU) safety standards

Global fava bean protein market projected at US$85.6mn by 2032

Global fava bean protein market projecte…

The global fava bean protein market is projected to expand at a steady annual growth rate of 4.2% to be valued at US$85.6mn by 2032, according to market research provider...

Pest management restores Africa’s mango markets

Pest management restores Africa’s mango …

The Alien Invasive Fruit Flies project in Southern Africa, supported by the International Development Research Centre and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, has come up with five technologies...

First ever ‘flower maps’ for beekeeping in Africa

First ever ‘flower maps’ for beekeeping …

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) has produced the world’s first ever flower maps in Africa

Sustainable fruit at the heart of South African blueberry drive

Sustainable fruit at the heart of South …

South African blueberry growers are stepping up their promotional drive in Germany by highlighting the quality and sustainability credentials of their fruit

Kenya flower farms turn to solar power

Kenya flower farms turn to solar power

Kenyan flower farms have started investing in solar panels in an attempt to get access to a stable power source and cut electricity costs

Prev Next