Plus-One Company Targets More Butternut Squash Export

squashPlus-One Company, producers of butternut squash and other vegetables has exported 18 tonnes of butternut squash to the European market in the first quarter of this year.

The Chief Executive Officer of Plus-One Company, Mr. Alhassan Sadat speaking to some selected media personnel yesterday at Buipe said the company was expecting to export about 20 tonnes in the next two weeks.

Mr. Sadat said the company was receiving a lot of orders because of the quality of their produce and pledged to continue to maintain the standards which had gained much recognition for the company.

Mr. Sadat said, the company since 2012 had been meeting the international market standard as workers were made to follow religiously the advice of experts and agricultural extension officers.

Plus One Company is one of the companies that have received support from the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to help reduce poverty in the ecological zone.

It has several acres of land across three districts of the three Northern regions and has offered employment to more youths in its catchment areas.

Mr. Sadat maintained that of the employees of the company were not only the bread winners of their families but contributing greatly to the growth of the economy.

The CEO mentioned that the three farms, one in the Buipe in the Northern, another at Zibilla in the Upper East and that of Lawra in the Upper West were all doing well.

He explained that the company is one of the largest producers of the most of the vegetable in the local markets.

Mr. Sadat commended SADA for their assistance and collaboration as it was yielding positive dividends in reducing poverty and food security in the Northern Region.

He called for more collaboration and support not only from SADA but other development and business partners.

One of the workers Alhassan Issah told Times Business in an interview, that Plus-One Company was making life more meaningful for many of the people in Buipe and its surrounding communities.   From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Buipe

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