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2018/19 cocoa output expected to drop 6% due to disease, drought

Cocoa output is expected to drop nearly 6% this season to 850,000 tonnes because of disease and dry weather, sources at the cocoa regulator...

COCOBOD signs US$300m loan to refinance bills, finance programmes

Cocobod signed a US$300million three-year loan with several international lenders on Tuesday to refinance central bank-raised cocoa bills and finance production enhancement programmes, one...

Ofori-Atta expects cedi recovery in two weeks

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta says he is upbeat about the turnaround of the depreciating Ghanaian cedi against the major currencies in some few weeks. According...

Our fertilizers are of high standards – Enepa Ventures rebuts

Enepa Ventures, a fertilizer distribution company, has denied categorically allegations that it sold untested fertilizer to Cocobod. According to a release issued by the company,...

Gov’t diverting cocoa funds-Minority

The Minority in Parliament have accused government of diverting $650m of the US$1.3 billion cocoa syndicated loan  into areas that will not benefit the...

Bridge rural-urban gap to retain youth in agricuilture

Joseph Aidoo, Chief Executive of COCOBOD, has expressed grave concern about aging cocoa farmers in the country, and the fact that cocoa cultivation is...

Olam gets a thumbs up from COCOBOD

Ghana’s COCOBOD Chief has praised Olam Ghana, for its efforts in adding value to Ghana cocoa by processing beans locally, but was quick to...

Cargill sees balanced cocoa market, growth in local processing

Smaller crops, more demand pave way for balance in 2017/18 Cargill looking to expand origin processing, focus on Africa Company to work with...

Nyonkopa pays over GH¢ 8.8million as premium to farmers

Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Limited a subsidiary company of Barry Callebaut, the world leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products has paid a of...

Cocobod to cut down cocoa trees to address viral disease

1,000ha of cocoa trees to be replanted in 4-yrs Cocobod has announced plans to undertake a nationwide exercise to remove all swollen shoot-affected...

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