PINEAPPLE

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Crop Name: Pineapple

Description: The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples, and the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae. Pineapples are known to contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese and are also a good way to get important dietary fiber and bromelain (an enzyme). The high amounts of manganese in pineapples are important for antioxidant defenses. Pineapples also contain high amounts of Thiamin (a B vitamin involved in energy production) and are also fat and cholesterol free with low sodium. Studies have suggested that pineapples decrease the risk of obesity and overall mortality, diabetes, heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and lowers overall weight. They help support the immune system, help bone strength, eye health, digestion, have anti-inflammatory benefits, reduce blood clots and help reduce sinus inflammation and common cold. The pineapple value chain is healthy and seemingly capable of expansion for both the domestic and export market. The pineapple industry contributes to the creation of jobs. An increase in pineapple production would provide additional employment along the pineapple value chain to community dwellers and the youth as there would be the need to employ more people to cater for the various stages from pre- planting through to harvesting and post harvesting. An increase in pineapple production would also generate income for the youth and farmers as there is high demand for pineapple production and export.

Cost per Acre: GHS18400.00

Cost per Unit: GHS2300.0

Service Charge: 10.00%

Estimated Revenue per Unit: 7.8% - 39.92%

Duration: 30th Jul 2020 - 15th Aug 2021


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