Who We Are

Ghana Root Crops And Tubers Exporters Union (GROCTEU)

Registered and Incorporated on
22nd November, 2001 

GROCTEU was registered and incorporated on 22nd November, 2001 as the apex body for four mainstream yam exporters/farmers associations namely; Ghana Yam Producers & Exporters Assoc (GYPEA), Ghana Assorted Foodstuffs Exporters Association (GAFEA), Konkomba Yam Farmers & Exporters of Ghana (KYFEAG) and Sea Freight Yam Exporters of Ghana (SFYEG).
At both the GROCTEU and Association Executive Council level, meetings are held at least once a month which are well attended.

  • VISION: - To make root crops and tubers the leading contributors of foreign exchange in the non-traditional crop sector of the national economy.
  • MISSION - To initiate and sustain the structures and processes that will increase the synergies between stakeholders and policymakers in creating an enabling environment for the cultivation and export of Ghana’s roots and tubers.

Affiliation: The Union is affiliated to Federation of Association of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) and serves on its Executive Council through its constituent associations.
In Year 2004, the Ministry of Trade & Industry appointed GROCTEU to set up and manage the National Yam Pack House, designated as the single corridor infrastructure for the inspection, clearance and packaging of all yam sea shipments. The Regulatory Agencies; PPRSD and CEPS have permanent Offices at the location to undertake required clearances and certifications. 

GROCTEU has established direct links with FBO’s in twenty-four major yam growing districts to support farmers produce quality yams that meet buyer requirements. FBO member farmers have in the last few years expanded their production, utilizing modern planting materials development (including yam mini setts) to produce standard yams for the local retail stores (Supermarkets) and for exports.



GROCTEU is supporting national efforts to streamline the administration of yam export trade and acts as official representative of yam farmers and exporters to protect their interest in yam policy development/directives/interventions. GROCTEU organizes training workshops, demonstrations, seminars and durbars to educate members and stakeholders in international best practices in yam export trade.

GROCTEU assist members with intelligence reports on the international market situation for yam trade and assists exporters to prepare for effective participation in international trade fairs.

GROCTEU provides information on sources of possible finance and equipment as part of efforts to encourage members venturing into yam processing for the local and external markets.

GROCTEU members’ companies which are small to medium in size have the capacity individually to meet yam order volumes from 5 to 500 tons per month.
Besides this, GROCTEU has a special company, GROCTEU Marketing Ltd, set up for members use to execute larger orders within specified delivery times and destinations. 

Product Range:

FRESH GHANA YAM (PONA) (Dioscorea Rotundata. L)
Harmonized Code: 0714.30.00.00 

FRESH GHANA WHITE YAM (Dioscorea Rotundata. L)
Harmonized Code: 0714.30.00.00 

FRESH SWEET POTATO (Ipomoea batatas)
Harmonized Code: 0714.20.00.00

FRESH COCOYAM (Xanthosoma sagittifolium)
Harmonized Code: 0714.90.00.00

Major Growing Districts
Northern Region: Kpandai, Zabzugu-Tatale, Wulensi & Bimbilla
Brong Ahafo Region: Atebubu, Kwame Danso, Kintampo, Amantin, Nkranza & Techiman
Ashanti Region: Offinso North & Ejura
Volta Region: Dambi, Nkwanta, Kete Krachi, Kpando, Hohoe & Kpassa

Varieties: Puna, Aasana, Araba/Serwaa, Kpunjo, Dente, Ollodor, Muchumudu & Mamakoma 


Four Mainstream Yam Exporters / Farmers Associations


Ghana Yam Producers & Exporters Association (GYPEA)

The Ghana Yam Producers and Exporters Association was incorporated under the Ghana Company’s Code, 1963 Act 179 on the 2nd of June 1987.


Ghana Assorted Foodstuffs Exporters Association (GAFEA)

GAFEA was formed in 1989 as a private sector member based organisation that groups and represents the interest of Ghanaian food exporters.


Konkomba Yam Farmers & Exporters of Ghana (KYFEAG)



Sea Freight Yam Exporters of Ghana (SFYEG)



2nd Floor AESL/Ghana Highway
Authority Building, Ridge
Accra, Ghana
P O BOX TT599, Tema, Ghana


Phone: +233 (0)20 202 9966
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