The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Dr Efua Asabea Asare, has revealed Ghana’s vision to invest and grow coconut has positioned the country in the global world market.
She said Ghana’s coconut oil, coconut water and other products from coconut known on the world market is making Ghana’s position on the world market, as far as coconut is concerned, very steady.
The Ghana Export Promotion CEO made this known during the third edition of the international coconut festival held in Takoradi.
Ghana is endowed with the ideal climatic conditions for increased production of coconut for both the domestic and foreign markets. The crop thrives very well in the tropical rain forest zone and along the coastal belt including the Greater Accra, Central, Volta and Western regions.
In the Western region, the bulk of coconut is grown in 3 districts, namely: Jomorro, Nzema East and Ellembelle.