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Interview By DeliveryRank: OTI, A Ghanaian Leading Exporter of Organic Products

Esthy Asante is the CEO and Head of Business Development at Organic Trade and Investments (OTI) Ghana. As a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in the agribusiness industry, she is dedicated to promoting organic farming and fair-trade practices in Ghana.

Under her leadership, Organic Trade and Investments (OTI) Ghana has become a leading exporter of organic products, helping to drive sustainable economic growth in the country. With a deep commitment to social and environmental responsibility, Esthy Asante is an inspiring leader who is dedicated to creating positive change in her community and beyond. DeliveryRank has the pleasure to interview Organic Trade & Investments' CEO.

Esthy Ama Asante (CEO of Organic Trade and Investments)
CEO of Organic Trade and Investments (OTI)

In your opinion, what are the most pressing issues facing the organic and sustainable agriculture industry today, and what steps can be taken to address these challenges?

It's concerning to see the shift towards the use of GMOs in Africa when governments are implementing policies to promote organic farming. As someone in the agriculture industry in Ghana, I believe there are several challenges we face. The most pressing issue is getting banks to review their terms and conditions for providing loans to farmers and traders like myself. In Ghana, the interest rates on loans can be as high as 32%, whereas our counterparts in other countries receive the same service at rates of 2-12%. To remain competitive, banks and financial institutions in Ghana and Africa as a whole need to be more agile in their dealings with farmers and provide export credit facilities.

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