Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Agency begins organic banana export

The Ethiopian Horticultural Agency said it has begun exporting organic banana produced in Arba Minch and its environs, Southern Nationalities and People’s state for the first time. Agency organic banana project coordinator, Geremew Kenna said that over 200 tons of bananas would be supplied every week as per the agreement reached with a Saudi company.  Geremew said the agency is working in collaboration with the state marketing and Cooperatives Union and the Agriculture Department of the Gamo Gofa Zone with a view to upgrading the quality of the produce. According to information obtained from the Zonal Agricultural Department, nearly 2.5 million quintals banana is estimated to be harvested annually from an area of 7,912 hectares in banana growing woredas of Gamo Gofa Zone.
(The Ethiopian Herald)