Golden Exotics Limited
GEL (owned by Compagnie Fruitière) is a Fairtrade banana and pineapple producer with two plantations covering over 8,600 hectares. One plantation is devoted to pineapples and harvests 10,000 tons per year while the other concentrates on banana production with an annual production of about 50,000 tons, from 2,000 ha, employing 2,400 staff.
Volta River Estates
There are four banana-growing sections to Volta River Estates that cover 250 hectares and employs 441 people. In 2012 it produced 4,400 tonnes of bananas, 67% of which were certified organic.
Gold Coast Fruits
Gold Coast Fruits is a 500 hectare Fairtrade pineapple producer supplying The Co-op and Sainsbury’s in the UK, along with a number of retailers across Europe.
|Gross Domestic Product||37.9 billion US$|
|Agriculture||21.1% of GDP|
|Total Land Area||22.7 million hectares|
|Cultivated Land||15.9 million hectares|
|Banana Production Area||347,000 hectares|
|Total Banana Production||88,276 metric tonnes (2017)|
|ITUC Global Rights Index||Rating 3 (regular violations of rights)|