Saturday, November 26, 2022
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...
 About 174,000 cocoa farmers in 450 cocoa-growing communities in Ghana have received Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth GH¢454,000. The items, procured by the Mondelez International in partnership with Child Rights International (CRI), are meant to assist cocoa farmers in their fight against the deadly respiratory disease. The items were handed over...
This year, as the world celebrates World Earth Day on the April 22, 2020, Fairtrade Africa highlights its stakeholder collaboration towards climate action. Environmental degradation and climate change in the last couple of decades have reached alarming levels and global action is urgently needed to mininise the impact on...
Prudential Bank and UBA have offered the Cocoa Processing Company Limited (CPC) US$5million and US$10million guarantees respectively, to enable the leading cocoa processor to purchase cocoa beans for the production of chocolate and other cocoa products for export and local consumption. Nana Agyenim Boateng, Managing Director of the company, disclosed...
Cocoa remains Ghana`s most important export crop representing nearly 40 percent of total exports. Due to its significant foreign exchange earnings, the Government of Ghana has set up the Ghana Cocoa Board under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to regulate the sector with the hope of ensuring...
Cocoa farmers in the Western South Region are gradually seeing a boost in cocoa production following the introduction of Omya Calciprill to tackle soil acidity on their cocoa farms. Some of the farmers who testified after using Omya Calciprill explained the improvements in the leaves of cocoa trees for better...
COCOBOD has announced that it has received commitment from its trade partners to pay the US$400 Living Income Differential (LID) to farmers for the 2021/2022 cocoa crop season. The LID was an initiative pushed by Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire to set aside a fixed amount of US$400 solely for...
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board(Cocobod), Mr. Joseph Boahene Aidoo, has hinted at conclusive discussions with President Nana Akufo-Addo to increase the price of cocoa in the coming months this year. Currently, government buys one bag of cocoa beans from farmers at GH¢515. The CEO said since the...
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is to appear before Parliament over non-payment to cocoa farmers through their respective Licensed Buying Companies (LBC) for the period of the 2020/21 crop season. First Deputy Speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu gave the directive in a reaction, after a statement by Mr Kofi Adams, MP for...
Cocoa is of critical importance to the Ghanaian economy, hence the effects of low income on farmers isn’t just seen as a threat to their livelihoods but also a threat to the economy. So, the objective of protecting the economy and the incomes of farmers has led to the...
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