Follow Max MacGillivray and Gareth Jones as they motorbike from London to Cape Town! En route they will be visiting amazing farms and fresh produce growers to educate kids and their families on great fresh food!

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The Great Fruit Adventure - Africa 2016 with Gareth Jones at Nsawam.

Need a Triumph Tiger motorbike serviced in Western Africa?!

One place to go then..the Engineering team at beautiful Blues Skies Fresh Produce in Ghana www.blueskies.com !

Thank you for all of your help team to get the trip Triumph's all serviced ready for their next leg in Eastern Africa all the way to Cape Town!
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Need a Triumph Tiger motorbike serviced in Western Africa?! 

One place to go then..the Engineering team at beautiful Blues Skies Fresh Produce in Ghana www.blueskies.com ! 

Thank you for all of your help team to get the trip Triumphs all serviced ready for their next leg in Eastern Africa all the way to Cape Town!

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Blue Skies Visit
Guess where Max and Gareth are now?!

Yes..fantastic Blues Skies in Ghana who have been producing fresh-cut fruit and freshly squeezed juice products since 1998 and formed by Anthony Pile.

They are now the largest privately owned employer in the whole of Ghana. Brilliant success story and produce the most amazing fresh produce for the UK and EU retailers.

Watch this space for more pictures and videos as the visit continues.
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Paul YarrowBlue Skies are facilitating many local producers in country and to give more employment to locals in the preparation and packing of it (along with managing the operation). If you dig further you'll also find that their growers have won many of the national awards in Ghana for being such good growers.

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Spencer James ConwayWhat about local indigenous producers rather than privately owned corporations. Are you meeting them

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Martin Wendalif only...would've met you guys at Moyale and ride with you to Thika ( I presume you'll be in Kenya for the pineapples)...

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The Great Fruit Adventure - Africa 2016 at Akosombo Dam.

Banana Plantation Farm Visit to Volta River in Ghana
Max & Gareth had a great Banana farm Plantation visit today with Huub van de Broek from Volta River Estates in Ghana just south of the Akosombo Dam in Ghana.

The site is the first Fairtrade Banana plantation in the world, so an inspirational business to visit and report on for The Great Fruit Adventure. Many thanks to Elliot Mantle of MACK ( www.mwmack.co.uk/ ) for setting it up with Huub.

Kids and your schools/families, see our picture roll to see how great and ethically sourced banana's are grown by inspirational fresh produce pioneers!
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Great Fruit Adventure

We want to get kids excited and knowledgeable about fresh food, adventure and Africa! Join us and help spread the word to make this change for our next generation.

With ongoing childhood obesity and health issues globally, combined with more food businesses looking to sell high margin sugary drinks and snack products to an ever younger audience, we want to make a difference.
Did you know…
  • The cost of obesity to the NHS in the UK is £5 billion per year
  • Fruit & Veg consumption are critical to tackling type two diabetes
  • Obesity is the number 3 global social burden after smoking and war/terrorism
  • The UK consumes 240g of fruit and veg a day but the recommendation is 400g
  • Children consume up to 85% more fruit and veg when they have fun names or shapes
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