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Hi, I'm Kwame from BioExotica
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Hi, I'm Kwame Yeboah-Afari and I grow organic & fairtrade pineapples for Nature & More in Ghana. Thank you for buying our fruit, I hope you'll enjoy it!

Our farm, operating under the trademark name BioExotica, is located on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Volta in Ghana. Lakeside Farm was started in 2005. The soils had been fallow for many years and proved to be very fertile. Together with ample water for irrigation from the nearby lake, the conditions for organic pineapple production are excellent. Although there was no electricity, no schools and only very primitive roads, the management felt confident that the lack of infrastructure could be overcome to successfully export organic pineapples, since the international port of Tema was only 95 km away.

The farm comprises 200 hectares of which about 100 are cultivated with the majority planted with pineapples. Non-productive areas are planted with green manure crops to continually regenerate the soil. Fields were created by leaving old established trees in place. Other native trees were planted around the field boundaries to create buffer zones and to provide shelter for the workers from wind and sun.

Lake Farm is the biggest employer within a 40-km radius area, providing work for more than 100 people and stable lives for 1,000. Due to good trade relationships, BioExotica is able to pay its workers 25% above the local average. Since the establishment of the farm, the infrastructure has been substantially improved. The local population now has access to electricity, potable water nearby, improved roads, local schools and improved housing. Doctors now visit the area regularly to provide essential medical services.

With increasing demand for its organic pineapple, BioExotica hopes to eventually employ 200 people and make an important contribution in this economically depressed area in south eastern Ghana.


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pineapple

Avatar Posted by Sys Denmark at Mar 28, 2013 04:27 PM
Thank you for your wondefull pineapple, we enjoy the really fine taste.

Thanks!

Avatar Posted by Henriikka, Finland at Nov 08, 2012 03:29 PM
Just bought one of your pineapples and it was divine! Our local supermarket has began having your products in stock, so I'm looking forward to enjoying them in the future as well. Pineapples are my favourite fruit :)

pineapples

Avatar Posted by Catherine in Scotland at Jun 12, 2012 03:22 PM
Just had my first Bio Exotica pineapple. It is wonderful - delicious. Thank you to all concerned, may your farm thrive x

enquiry

Avatar Posted by PAULINA,ACCRA at May 30, 2012 05:28 PM
I live in Accra and would like to know which shops or market centers sells your products.

ThankYou!

Avatar Posted by SpoutNco, Geneva at Mar 10, 2012 10:20 AM
W're living in Switzerland and ate our firt pineapple from your farm last week. We really enjoyed it!
Very very delicious!
And we also appreciate this web page to learn more informations about where it came from.
Thank you !

appels

Avatar Posted by Anonymous User at Oct 03, 2011 09:39 PM
every year I tast your apples and ik like them very much.
thank you.

GMO = BIO ?

Avatar Posted by lieven Astene België at Sep 06, 2011 12:08 PM
Ik luisterde vandaag naar het intervieuw met de landbouwer van onze ananas. Deze blijken GMO uit een Frans laboratorium te komen volgens de teler. In hoeverre voldoen ze dan aan het EU BIO lastenboek? Waarom geen lokale rassen gebruiken?

GMO

Avatar Posted by Michael Wilde at Sep 06, 2011 03:44 PM
Goede middag Lieven, dank voor je mail. In de biologische landbouw is er geen plaats voor GMO. Als je bio koopt weet je dat er geen gentech is gebruikt. Meer informatie over dit thema kan je vinden op de website van o.a. Bioforum http://www.biomijnnatuur.be/node/63
blijf dus vooral van heerlijke biologische / nature & more producten genieten !

Biologisch plantmateriaal, dit is als volgt te verklaren

Avatar Posted by Henk (IProduct Manager Ananas) at Sep 07, 2011 08:58 AM
Geachte Mevrouw Lieven Astenen, Toen Bio-Exotica begon in Ghana was daar geen biologisch gecertificeerd land en andere gronden die in aanmerking zouden komen om voor de eerste keer plantmateriaal te laten groeien. Kwame, de Ananas boer, had de wens dat het eerste plant materiaal ook 100% biologisch was. Om die zekerheid te garanderen is het eerste plantmateriaal biologisch geteeld in Frankrijk. Kwame wist zodoende zeker dat zijn eerste input materiaal 100% biologisch was. Daarbuiten zijn ze ook begonnen met schoon plantmateriaal. Wanneer een boer plantmateriaal koopt van een boer in de omgeving dan bestaat altijd de mogelijkheid dat je ook ziektes meekrijgt. Ananas is bijvoorbeeld erg gevoelig voor phytoftora. Tot op de dag van vandaag is Bio-Exotica nog steeds schoon van phytoftora. Dit komt o.a. dat bij de start van de boederij men met heel goed plantmateriaal begonnen is.

Thanks!

Avatar Posted by Jyrki Laine at Aug 07, 2011 11:29 AM
We have now been eating your fruits a longer time. The quality of Your products is very, very good here in Sweden.
And the taste, excellent. Thanks a lot!

Thanks even for Your very informative homepage.

Kind regards
Jyrki Laine

apple sticker

Avatar Posted by darren,dublin at Aug 06, 2011 01:18 PM
i buy your oganic gala apples.they are delicious. the only thing i find wrong with them,is that it is very hard to remove the 'natureandmore' sticker.is this because th sticker is edible?thanks.

apple sticker - Darren, Dublin

Avatar Posted by Michael Wilde at Aug 08, 2011 10:44 AM
Hi Darren, thanks for leaving your comments regarding the organic apples and the apple sticker. We agree that the sticker does not come off easily and subsequently can be irritating. We are looking at this issue and hope to find a better solution soon. Thanks once again for your reaction !

Meet the Grower

Avatar Posted by M Longlast, UK at Aug 06, 2011 09:41 AM
Thank you for the commentary and the opportunity to see your farm. I'm much happier buying food when I know its source.

pineapple

Avatar Posted by lena rubeksen. denmark at Jul 20, 2011 12:00 PM
thank you very much for my pineapple. it is so delicious, my best wishes for you and your family, xxxLena,

pineapple??

Avatar Posted by ineke konincks-holland at Jun 14, 2011 02:54 PM
dear mister kwame,the pineapple has been very delicious.So, thanks for your caring.!What to add more to all the comments?I like your face,you look a jolly good fellow..greetings ineke

Pineapple

Avatar Posted by Ingela rietz sweden at Jun 02, 2011 09:56 AM
Hello! Thank you for very delicious pineapple!

informações

Avatar Posted by Carlos, portugal at Apr 25, 2011 11:35 PM
Os vossos produtos são vendidos em Portugal? Onde?

Financial Support

Avatar Posted by Michael Wilde at Apr 14, 2011 08:49 AM
Dear Mbwagna Bilochi,
Many thanks for your question and of course your financial support. We will be in touch with you shortly. Can you send us (michael@eosta.com) your personal contact details ? Thanks !

bio exottica

Avatar Posted by Mbwagna Bilochi at Apr 11, 2011 08:50 PM
Helo,
How is going with the funds of bio exottica that i am taking part in? No information since long time. Is my monet still safe? Will I get it backj in 2016? BioExotica has to be open on where the money is going into. Many people have spent money in 2005 to invest, but niot sure if money is gone or will come back. Please tell us more!

piña(ananas de Ghana)

Avatar Posted by MARIA D at Mar 14, 2011 11:36 PM
he comprado piña bio-organica en un "Ecocentro" de Madrid-España y su aspecto era normal,aunque tenia un polvo blanco en su piel. Al comerla,la pate de arriba,hasta la mitad del fruto,sabia muy mal, como a antibiotico y estaba la carne blanca-trasparente.

piña de Ghana

Avatar Posted by Thomas W at Mar 15, 2011 09:18 AM
Hola Maria,

 gracias por su comentario. Nuestro objetivo es proveer un producto fresco y limpio, y nuestro departamento de control de calidad se ocupa con asegurar que la fruta es de alta calidad. Desafortunadamente, con la producción bio la fruta puede desarollar un moho si se queda demasiado tiempo en el supermercado o en la casa sin comer. Si la carne es blanca-transparente eso indica que la fruta ya esta en punto de pudrirse. Queremos mandarte piñas frescas para que tengas una experiencia autentica de nuestra piña ghanés. Puedes mandarme un e-mail (thomas.wielemaker@eosta.com) para mandarme su información.
Saludos,
Thomas

recommendation

Avatar Posted by ABIGAIL, GHANA at Dec 14, 2010 04:16 PM
Great idea, great achievement, may GOD sustain this company.

We appreciate all your comments

Avatar Posted by Okyere Michael at Dec 06, 2010 03:15 PM
Dear all,

We from Bio Exotica are very glad to read all your nice comments about our nature & more fruits and project. We hope that year 2011 will produce even more better nature & more fruits for you our cherished consumers.
Thank you and merry Christmas in advance to you all.

When is the pineapple ripe?

Avatar Posted by Kalle, from Sweden at Nov 10, 2010 08:37 AM
Can you feel or see when it is ripe?

Ready to eat

Avatar Posted by Noor Mestelgier at Nov 10, 2010 01:34 PM
Hi Kalle,

Nature & More pineapples are ready to eat when you can buy them in the store. It is difficult for you to check for signs of ripeness in the stores, because ripeness is determined by analysis of sugar content. To make sure that pineapples are fresh, check the stem end of the fruit. If it is dried up and rough, it is a sign of an older fruit. Always choose a plump fruit which is heavy for its weight. Avoid fruits with moldy spots, soft bruises and dark "eyes". These are signs of fruit that has seen better days.

Enjoy

Nice project

Avatar Posted by Mette Copenhagen at Sep 27, 2010 06:49 PM
Hi Kwame. Great to see where my food is coming from! Greetings from Mette

Thank you

Avatar Posted by Okyere Michael at Dec 06, 2010 02:54 PM
Hi Mette,
Great to know how much you appreciate our fruits. Thank you

great job

Avatar Posted by yaw at May 27, 2010 03:06 AM
nice project, we pray for long life for the company....!!!

Delicious!!

Avatar Posted by Julietta at Apr 23, 2010 04:57 PM
Your pineapples are great!
Greetings from Berlin/Germany!

I love pineapple

Avatar Posted by Anabela at Apr 16, 2010 10:02 AM
yummmm… delicious

Pineapple

Avatar Posted by Joep Buijs at Apr 01, 2010 08:48 PM
We love your pineapples! Especially our 4 year old daughter.

Best fom Amsterdam, Holland

The company is on Akwamu land

Avatar Posted by NANA ANSAPREM at Mar 30, 2010 04:44 PM
The land on which the company is sited is part of Akwamu and Kwame is doing very wel with the people

Hellooo :)

Avatar Posted by Marie Ricard at Mar 28, 2010 01:37 PM
Very good and very tasty !!!
Thank you !!!
Un petit bonjour du sud de la France ;)
Marie

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