Friday, July 1, 2022
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...
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...
There is a lot of money in chocolate but the producers of the raw material see very little of it. Last year the retail industry was worth $107bn (£78bn), according to one projection, but Ghana - the world's second largest cocoa producer - earned just around $2bn. This is a familiar...
For the past 30 years, we have seen acclaimed sustainable certification organisations, telling the whole world that there is a need to fight for fairer trade for farmers across the Globe. One of such certifications is Fairtrade, which have indicated in their mission statement, as committed to connecting disadvantaged...
Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has taken the boldest economic step in recent memory by announcing that Ghana will no longer export raw cocoa to Switzerland – and, perhaps, other western countries. Rather, the world’s second-largest producer of cocoa will increase cocoa processing and chocolate production for export. Switzerland...
Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire have agreed to form a joint committee and find a lasting solution for security challenges faced by cocoa farmers along southern parts of the two countries’ shared border. Ghanaian cocoa farmers who farm across the Tano River are often accosted by Ivorian para-military forces when they...
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