Who Are We
Lena and Emanuel Baddoo, the founders of Crossland International Market opened the store as a means to offer easier access to foods from all accross the globe. Weather you are an immagrant looking for food that reminds you of home or your just looking to try something new this milticultual market is the place to be.
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Fresh Product for African, Latin Countries & India
Fresh food continues to grow, albeit at a steady rate. It is boosted by growing health trends as well as the affordability of fresh produce versus processed food. Consumers who are pressed for time can find many recipes that utilise fresh food
Manufacturers and distributors adapt later to the needs of the consumer, who for several years have benefited from a larger, richer and more demanding offer. They also have to adapt their offer to the country of destination, and to the daily consumer. The resistance of certain products must be in line with certain difficulties of daily use in their use.
The Origin Of Our Business
The position of agricultural products in the various countries of West Africa remains largely important at the level of exports, whether for the various cash crops such as cocoa or cotton, but also for imports: rice, wheat and palm oil are essential to meet the needs of the population.
The table below, based on figures published by the World Trade Organization (WTO), shows that, on average, for the twelve countries in the area where figures are available, exports of agricultural products represent 23 , 5% of total country exports.
This percentage varies greatly from one country to another. For Côte d’Ivoire, it is 69%; on the contrary, for Nigeria, this contributes only 4%, or 5% for Guinea. For some countries, a product largely predominates. This is the case for Côte d’Ivoire – more than 50% for cocoa and more than 70% if cocoa by-products are added – or Benin, Burkina Faso and Mali for cotton. 60%, 40% and 70% respectively).
On the import side, in West Africa, agricultural products account for an average of 22.5%. Countries with the largest imports of agricultural products, as a proportion of total imports, are the Gambia (42%) and Benin (36%). With the exception of a few countries, the main imported product is rice, which represents between 20% and sometimes more than 50% of total imports.