Cocobod may struggle to maintain cocoa price for farmers

Cocobod could face a challenge next year in maintaining the price at which it buys cocoa beans from farmers at the 2016-17 level if volatility in world prices persists, Chief Executive Joseph Boahen Aidoo told Reuters on Friday.Ghana, the world's second ... — Read More

Ivory Coast cocoa glut fuels cross-border smuggling

A cocoa glut in top producer Ivory Coast that has driven down prices and paralysed buying is also fuelling a rise in the smuggling of beans to neighbouring countries, farmers and exporters said on Tuesday.Cocoa has been piling up at Ivorian ... — Read More

Gov’t will consider cocoa sector liberalisation

The government will seriously consider fully liberalising the country’s cocoa sector to significantly augment the crop’s annual production beyond the one million metric tonnes target; Minister designate for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu AfriyieA koto has pledged. “The idea of liberalisation is ... — Read More

NPRA grants exemption to support the cocoa sector

The National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has increased the per issuer limit of the PBC Limited’s one year Fixed Rate Callable Note from 5% to 10% under the category of eligible bonds.The increase is to allow the pension funds to start ... — Read More

NPRA grants exemption to support the cocoa sector

The National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has increased the per issuer limit of the PBC Limited’s one year Fixed Rate Callable Note from 5% to 10% under the category of eligible bonds.The increase is to allow the pension funds to start ... — Read More

‘Cocoa for a Better Life’ strategy best - Farmers

More than 13,000 smallholders cocoa farmers have endorsed the ‘Cocoa for a Better Life’ programme aimed at promoting sustainable crop production and ensuring improved socio-economic development of farmers.The programme, being spearheaded by the Cocoa Abrabopa Association Ghana (CAA), in collaboration with ... — Read More

Cocobod assures stakeholders

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has assured stakeholders in the cocoa industry’s value chain of sufficient funds as it released funds to Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) for the purchase of cocoa for the 2016/2017 crop season.A statement issued by the Board’s ... — Read More

Cocobod will fund LBC's for 2016/17 crop season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has assured stakeholders in the cocoa industry’s value chain of sufficient funds as it released funds to Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) for the purchase of cocoa for the 2016/2017 crop season.A statement issued by the Board’s ... — Read More

Cocobod will fund LBC's for 2016/17 crop season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has assured stakeholders in the cocoa industry’s value chain of sufficient funds as it released funds to Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) for the purchase of cocoa for the 2016/2017 crop season.A statement issued by the Board’s ... — Read More

Cocobod encourages youth into cocoa production

Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has encouraged the youth to venture into cocoa production to sustain the national economy.He said this at an event themed: “Transforming the cocoa sector for economic ... — Read More

Galamsey is biggest threat to cocoa production -- Farmers cry

Illegal mining remains the biggest challenge confronting cocoa farmers in their bid to increase production of the country’s leading cash crop.Farmers of local buying company, Cocoa Abrabopa, raised the concern among others at their eighth Annual General Meeting in Kumasi on Thursday.Chairman ... — Read More

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