Cocobod to halt free fertiliser to cocoa farmers

Thebftonline.com can confirm that barring any last minute decision from the government, cocoa farmers will have to purchase fertilizer for their cocoa farms beginning this 2017/2018 crop season.This new policy direction is contained in a seven-page document seeking reforms of the ... — Read More

Producer price of cocoa increased by GH¢50

Government has reviewed upwards the producer price for cocoa at a ceremony to commemorate this year's National Cocoa Day in Tepa in the Ashanti Region.The new price will go for GH¢475.00 per bag, GH¢50 higher than what it was previously sold ... — Read More

Local demand seen key for West Africa cocoa processors

Cocoa processing in Ivory Coast should rebound in the upcoming 2016/17 season, buoyed by an expected larger and better quality crop, but its long-term profitability may depend on developing local demand for chocolate products, analysts said on Tuesday.The West African nation ... — Read More

Cocoa farming attracts Atwima-Nwabiagya youth

More young people in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District are increasingly drifting into cocoa growing, to help improve their living conditions.To enable them take advantage of the government’s interventions – free distribution of seedlings and inputs supply, they have come together, to form ... — Read More

Cocoa production is being threatened - Cocobod

The Cocobod has raised the red flag over the unrestrained take-over of cocoa farms and farmlands by small-scale miners and warned that could affect the crop’s production levels.The Reverend Emmanuel Ahia Klotey, Deputy Executive Director of the Cocoa Health and Extension ... — Read More

Transmar Group, Nestle partner to support cocoa farmers

International cocoa trader and processor, Transmar Group and Nestle Ghana are offering cocoa farmers in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region an increment in premium price on certified cocoa beans.Farmers are expected to receive GH¢12 annually for each bag ... — Read More

Barry Callebaut reaffirms commitment to cocoa farmers

Barry Callebaut has increased support for Cocoa Horizons in Ghana – the world’s second largest cocoa growing country – as part of its global efforts to secure a sustainable cocoa supply chainCocoa Horizons focuses on farmer education, support and finance to ... — Read More

10m hybrid cocoa seedlings distributed

Over 10 million hybrid cocoa seedlings have been freely distributed to farmers across the Eastern Region as part of efforts to raise the crop’s production level. The Cocoa Health Education Division (CHED) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), spearheading the ... — Read More

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