Friday, July 1, 2022
AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited has rolled out a series of interventions and campaigns in the Obuasi township as part of measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (CoVID-19). Among them are the deployment of the services of its malaria control subsidiary, AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control (AGAMal) and its...
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the industry regulator, has once again raised a red flag over the menace of agrochemicals misapplication by farmers, indicating that the wrongful practice poses threats to sustainable cocoa production and productivity. Over the years, the frequency of agrochemicals application, over- and under-use of pesticides and insecticides...
Introduction Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA) is one of the leading farmer-based organizations in Ghana that has been established to promote the socio-economic well-being of smallholder cocoa farmers. The association was established in partnership with African Tiger Holding Ltd (ATHL) to sponsor the establishment of a contributory pension scheme within...
About 1.5 million farmers to benefit Guarantees a lump-sum payment to Cocoa Farmers upon retirement President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the Cocoa Farmers’ Pension Scheme, which is expected to benefit an estimated 1.5 million cocoa farmers across the country. Introducing the ‘3rd-tier retirement’ scheme ends the long-awaited call...
Despite the growing threat of COVID-19 to virtually all aspects of business and the economy, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has given the strongest assurance that its annual cocoa syndication loan facility will go ahead without any hitches. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, CEO of COCOBOD, assured farmers and other industry stakeholders...
Parliament has approved US$ 1.3 billion loan facility from a consortium of banks and financial institutions to finance the purchase of cocoa for the 2020/21 crop season by the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod). The loan would be used to purchase an estimated 900,000 metric tonnes of cocoa beans from farmers...
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...
Cocoa sector says sustainability efforts have fallen short Companies, governments, NGOs pledge joint action going forward Chocolate companies, cocoa buyers should pay fair price Origin countries must limit output, curb deforestation Companies and governments have pledged to tackle poverty, deforestation and human rights abuses in the cocoa supply chain,...
….as group launches cocoa advocacy initiative  The Ghana Agricultural and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA) has at the launch of its new cocoa advocacy initiative trumpeted the urgent need for Ghana Cocoa Board to with immediate effect operationalise a welfare fund to support cocoa farmers. The National President of GARDJA, Richmond...
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has taken delivery of a set of items from a stakeholder in the cocoa sector in support of the fight against COVID-19, particularly in cocoa-growing communities in the country. Barry Callebaut, a cocoa processing company located at Tema in the Greater Accra Region, has presented...
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