Export Commodities

GROUNDNUT

The main export product from the Gambia is groundnut. Gambian groundnuts are worldwide recognized for its superior quality and diversity of varieties. Ecological production methods ensure sustainable and environmental friendly practices.

Low aflatoxin levels in Gambian groundnuts increase acceptance and consumption safety of the produce according to various international standards.

Thousands of families benefit from the production, processing and exporting of Gambian groundnuts that are consumed especially in European and Asian countries.

FISH

Fish and fishery products are the second largest export commodity for Gambia. The Gambian fish is mainly consumed in EU and Asia Countries because of its variety of species and qualities.
The catching and exportation process is guided by national standard and international best practices to ensure good hygiene and safety. Among the species produce, sole fish is the main exported variety.

CASHEW

The cashew nuts produced in The Gambia are of good size and premium quality. The country has perfect climatic conditions, where the maturity and marketing of cashew coincides with the dry season, which is also the marketing season. A special type of wine is sometimes made by pressing the fruit and fermenting the juice. The efficient port, transparent trade business environment and high value cashew nut has made Gambia the hub for much of the cashew exports in the sub-region. There are several Cashew farmers resident in The Gambia who exports cashew to India and Vietnam. It has become a popular cash crop among poor rural farmers.

MANGO

Gambian fruits are fairly Common in private village orchards which people use for private consumption or as a cash crop. The most abundant are mango trees followed by orange, lemon, grapefruit and papaya. The mango ripening season in Gambia begins in May.

Mangos are the most ubiquitous fruit as they can quite often be seen rotting everywhere particularly in the rural areas due to their sheer abundance.

VEGETABLES

Gambian vegetable produce is widely known for its quality and taste. These vegetables are mainly consumed at many European and Asian Countries. They are usually found to be growing in a conducive environment guided by international best practices. As a result ensuring safety, quality and good taste. Vegetable production in the Gambia is mainly done by women farmers and is mostly year round production. The main exported vegetables from the Gambia includes cabbage, carrot, onion, etc.

SESAME

Sesame is considered as one of the important oil seed crops for the country. The Gambian sesame besides being a food for human being whether directly as seed or oil, it is also used in medicine, soap industry and cleaning, washing oils and cooling creams. Its fodder is also used as feed for livestock. There is an increase in international and external consumption of Gambian Sesame and more attention was given to develop and increase production. The main export market for Gambian Sesame is EU and ECOWAS Region.