Vegetable farmers particularly those in the Upper East Region are likely not to go into tomato production since the venture is no more lucrative.
According to them, the dysfunctional Northern Star Tomato Factory, at Pwalugu, which is supposed to serve as the main market center for their produce, speaks volumes of their inability to engage in tomato farming.
This means that tomato queens would have to resort to buying tomato from neighbouring Burkina Faso. In view of the situation, experts in the vegetable sector in the region predict a major shortfall in tomato production this year. Perhaps an indication that Ghanaians would buy tomatoes at a higher price on the market.