Wednesday, February 1, 2023
The Managing Director of Cocoa Merchants Ghana Limited (CML), Alhaji Abdul Fataa Adamu, has highly praised cocoa farmers for their commitment to the company while announcing a GH₵1.4million premium for the 2021/22 cocoa season for farmers. Speaking at the 2022 launch of Beyond Beans Foundation and Cocoa Merchants Sustainable Cocoa...
...Assessing KOA's definition of sustainability and the treatment of their partner farmers My concluding thoughts During my Master’s Thesis in 2019, I reflected on almost all the known initiatives the Ghana Government and industry stakeholders announced to have implemented to address the livelihood changes of smallholder farmers. I concluded that: “It is...
Demeter Ghana Limited and Beft Agro Limited have renewed their partnership with the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to provide cocoa farmers with Omya Calciprill to tackle soil acidity (low pH). Studies have shown that low soil pH levels lead to low cocoa cultivation yields as it inhibits the levels of...
The Cedi weakened marginally to a fresh dollar low this week, trading at 10.48 from 10.45 at last week’s close. Moody’s became the latest to cut Ghana’s credit rating, lowering by one rung to Caa2, eight levels below investment grade, citing macroeconomic deterioration that has dealt a further blow...
Cocoa Merchant Ghana Limited (CML) and BeyondBean Foundation have announced GH₵1,115,200million premium for the 2020/22 cocoa season for farmers in Samreboi, which translates to GH₵20.50 per bag that will be purchased within the period. This announcement represents a 33.3 percent increase of the GH₵15 per bag premium paid during the...
Federated Commodities Limited (FEDCo), a licensed cocoa buying company, has presented a cheque for GH¢4.5million as premium to certified cocoa farmers for the 2021/2022 crop season. The premium is to encourage the famers to give off their best, especially on best farming practices, and it also forms part of the...
The Associate Executive Director of WACAM, Hannah Owusu-Koranteng, has stated that mining communities - especially cocoa farming areas - are being completely demolished as a result of weak laws and the lobby power of mining companies, which have emboldened them to bully farmers and local residents. She stressed that mining...
Blame unfair income Uncompetitive cocoa prices on the international market is forcing cocoa farmers in gold-producing areas to sell farmlands for illegal mining activities, the Ghana Civil-society Cocoa Platform (GCCP) has said. The situation is rather disturbing, given cocoa has been the main cash crop that has been the backbone...
But will farmers' expectations be met on 2022 Cocoa Day? October 1 is designated annually as Cocoa Day. It marks the commencement of the cocoa year which ends in September the following year. Cocoa Day is dedicated to celebrating the work and contributions of smallholder farmers to cocoa-producing economies and also...
In 2017, a German investor who initially came to Ghana to explore the viability of a solar business ended up establishing the first cocoa-pulp manufacturing factory in Ghana. They recently also launched their blockchain-based transparency system to demonstrate to their customers how much they pay their partner farmers. While...
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