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GCIC Cohort 5 Success: Yvaya Farms Expands to Europe

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Yvette Tetteh, CEO of Yvaya Farms and a proud alumnus of GCIC cohort 5, has unveiled exciting new plans to broaden the horizons of Yvaya Farms by expanding its operations and export presence across various European markets.

Yvaya Farms specializes in the art of crafting all-natural tropical dried fruit products from fresh fruits, catering to wholesale and retail markets, and serving high level clients including airline catering companies. They have recently secured acceptance into the esteemed Dutch CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) program. This achievement couldn’t have come at a better time as they prepare to transition to their export-oriented facility in June. It’s a strategic milestone, particularly as they’re set to graduate from the German IPD (Import Promotion Desk) program this year.

The significance of this acceptance? It means continued support for Yvaya Farms’ export endeavours and facilitated access to B2B clients and trade fairs throughout Europe.

In other remarkable developments, Yvaya Farms has successfully completed a second, larger shipment to a valued partner company in Italy who, impressed by their initial 2023 order of 1 ton, swiftly requested an increased order within just four months. Yvette has a scheduled visit to their facility in Italy during Q2 2024 to deepen this crucial partnership and to explore how to take advantage of the global dried fruit market which was valued at USD 7.5 Billion in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 17.6 Billion by 2033, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.9% during the forecast period 2024 – 2033.

Adding to their list of accomplishments, Yvaya Farms has proudly announced the finalization of their inaugural FCL (Full Container Load) export order with a distributor in Germany. This achievement is the culmination of two years of dedicated relationship-building and hard work as well as the growth of their office staff strength, to drive the Pure and Just mission to catalyse African potential.

To discover how GCIC supported this climate-smart business practice and how they are fostering sustainable job creation, enhancing rural livelihoods, offering nutritious foods, and protecting the environment, visit

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