Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The two-world leading producers of cocoa, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have agreed to the establishment of an office, in Ghana, responsible for the implementation of the Living Income Differential (LID), a major cocoa initiative aimed at addressing the poor living conditions among cocoa farmers. The signing of the bilateral agreement...
Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire are the world’s biggest producers of cocoa but rely heavily on standards and regulations developed by the European Union, a situation which leaves the West African nations vulnerable, says Nico Roozen, Honary President of Solidaridad Network. The EU is currently developing new standards for the cocoa...
Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire took a bold step in June 2019, to start an initiative that was later seen by many as a masterstroke that would bring some relief to cocoa farmers in the cocoa processing value chain. Even though the two countries produce close to 60 percent of the...
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is planning to electronically pay all its farmers to stimulate the digital economy and also ensure the security of funds, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer at COCOBOD, Dr. Emmanuel Opoku has said. The move which is expected to be piloted at the coming cocoa season...
linking Production & value-addition investment Strategy to the economic sustainability of Cocoa farming & Ghanaian investors. On the 27th of May 2021, Ghana Investment Promotion Authourity (GIPC), organised the GIPC Cocoa Value Chain Investment Meeting with key stakeholders in the sector. As a cocoa farmer’s son with a keen personal...
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is planting over 1.6 million forest trees in the 2020/2021 cocoa crop year on cocoa farms across the country. This forms part of COCOBOD’s National Cocoa Rehabilitation Programme. The rehabilitation programme is to replace about 40% of the country's cocoa tree stock, which are either overage...
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is planting over 1.6 million forest trees in the 2020/2021 cocoa crop year on cocoa farms across the country and also as part of its National Cocoa Rehabilitation Programme. COCOBOD is embarking on the rehabilitation programme to replace about 40% of the country's cocoa tree stock...
GAWU signals COCOBOD to act or miss 900,000 tonnes target Sefwi, Juaboso, Akotombra farms at big risk Forestry Commission, chiefs, district assemblies sit aloof Every week, illegal mining activities or ‘galamsey’ destroys at least 20 acres of cocoa farms in the Sefwi-Wiawso, Juaboso, Bia and Akotombra areas in...
Nine Ghanaian cocoa farming unions have been awarded grants to invest in new climate-smart small businesses on behalf of their members, as part of a scheme implemented by Fairtrade Foundation. Each new enterprise aims to pilot new ways for cocoa farmers to earn extra money to supplement their incomes and,...
The new ‘Cadbury Farmer Resilience Fund’ designed to protect cocoa farmer livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic is providing grants that will empower thousands of women farmers to start small businesses and earn a decent living. Emerging from an existing partnership between Mondelēz International and Fairtrade under the Climate Change and...
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