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

Producer price of cocoa goes up by 11.7 %

The much-anticipated producer price of cocoa for the 2016/17 cocoa season has been pegged at GH¢7,600.00 per tonne from GH¢6,800.00 per tonne, in the 2015/16 season, with effect from October 1.This upward review of cocoa price, as compared to the previous ... — 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

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