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The ‘invisible’ women at the heart of the chocolate industry

In the cacao orchards of Ivory Coast, women do most of the work for just a small portion of the income. Now, they are...

GAWU to introduce ‘afrobarometre’ to check child labour in cocoa farming

The General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) of Trade Union Congress (TUC) is set to release a social strategic instrument (an Afrobarometer-type) to measure the...

COCOBOD puts a stop to ‘weighing fraud’-with use of electronic scales...

To address the age-long concern of cocoa farmers regarding weighing-scale adjustment fraud allegedly perpetrated by some cocoa purchasing clerks, the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod)...

Barry Callebaut unveils solar farm in Tema Factory

Barry Callebaut, a leading international chocolate manufacturer and one of the leading processors of cocoa in Ghana, has officially inaugurated its newly installed solar...

Cocoa floor price set for 20/21 main crop season

Stakeholders within the global cocoa industry have accepted Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire’s proposed Floor Price of $2,600 per ton of cocoa, and expected take...

Falling cocoa global price demoralising farmers

Cocoa farmers are not happy with the producer price offered for the 2018/19 season. The price, which was maintained at last year’s price of...

Aging cocoa farmers threaten job security of people in cocoa industry

With the current crop of cocoa farmers fast aging, it is feared that without involvement of the youth in cocoa farming many people whose...

PBC rolls out Farmers Health Screening Outreach today

PBC Limited in partnership with the Youth Employment Authority (YEA), Chemico Limited and New Okaf, Rainbow Agrosciences are set to roll out the maiden...

Gov’t abandons plan to cut cocoa farmers’ prices

Ghana’s government has called off plans to cut how much it pays cocoa farmers and will look at other ways to address volatile market...

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