Factory workers producing fresh fruit drinks at Blue Skies, in Nsawan District, Ghana

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    Factory workers producing fresh fruit drinks at Blue Skies, in Nsawan District, Ghana on October 13, 2015.

    Blue Skies—an 18-year-old agribusiness company located 45 minutes east of Accra—is a private sector success story in Ghana. The company sends about 20 tons of fresh fruit and juices to European supermarkets every year, accounting for nearly 1 percent of Ghana’s exports. The majority of the company’s 3,000 workers are under 30 years old, and are residents of the surrounding area. Blue Skies’ philosophy values employing people in production rather than using machines.

    Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

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