COCOBOD outlines interventions to boost cocoa production

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it has put in place various interventions and best agronomic practices to help double the output of the chocolate ingredient within 10 years.Noah Amenyah, Senior Public Affairs Manager of the Ghana Cocoa Board, said the country’s ... — Read More

Millennium Promise, Kuapa Kooko leads innovation in cocoa production

The Millennium Promise Alliance and Kuapa Kooko Farmers Union (KKFU) are set to begin the construction of the first-ever ‘tele-agric hub’ in Africa, aimed to help address all manner of perennial farming challenges cocoa farmers encounter in the farming and harvesting ... — Read More

Parliament approves $2bn for cocoa purchases

Ghana's Parliament has approved a two billion dollar loan facility for cocoa purchases by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) for the 2016-2017 cocoa season. The loan was passed Wednesday after several hours of heated debates between the Minority and Majority amid ... — Read More

Cocobod confident of achieving 850,000m/t target

Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) says it is confident that it will achieve its targetted output for the 2015-2016 crop-year harvest target of 850,000 metric tonnes, though the harmattan weather conditions at the beginning of this year impacted negatively on farming activities.“We ... — Read More

Cocobod confident of achieving 850,000m/t target

Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) says it is confident that it will achieve its targeted output for 2015-2016 crop-year harvest target of 850,000 metric tonnes, tthough the harmattan weather condition at the beginning of this year impacted negatively on the farming activities.“We ... — Read More

Dry weather worries cocoa farmers ahead of light crop

Ghana coming off disappointing crop in 2014/15Cocobod says confident 850,000 tonne target can be hitFarmers report poor weather, traders give lower forecastsThe upcoming light cocoa crop will do little to help the world's number-two grower reach a government target of 850,000 ... — Read More

COCOBOD works to eradicate Black Pod disease

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it is working to ensure that the Black Pod disease that has been a major headache for cocoa farmers is confronted head-on. According to the Board, it has procured fungicides that will be used ... — Read More

Cocobod pledges rehabilitation of destroyed cocoa farms

 Cocobod has announced plans to provide technical and financial assistance towards the rehabilitation of cocoa farms in the Atwima-Mponua District ravaged by bush fires and pests.Mrs. Fautina Asamany, Ashanti Regional Manager of the Cocoa Health and Extension Division, said the move ... — Read More

15,500 tonnes of cocoa beans imported

Finance of Minister Seth Terkper has announced to Parliament that the country imported 15,500 tonnes of cocoa beans from Cote D’Ivoire in the 2014/2015 crop year.Barry Callebaut, the chocolate maker, led the pack of companies that turned to Ghana’s western neighbouring ... — Read More

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