Key NORC report on child labour within cocoa supply reveals significant concerns still remain

According to confectionery production, there’s rarely a week within the confectionery and wider food and drink market that passes without a major breaking issue that proves of significant impact, and offers the industry plenty of reason to take a step … Continue reading Key NORC report on child labour within cocoa supply reveals significant concerns still remain

Major $10 billion income gap for Ghana and Ivory Coast farmers remains a critical sector goal

Delivering on cocoa supply chain sustainability remains the most single pressing task for major players within the confectionery industry, with an especially notable milestone having just been put down. This came in the form of Mondelez International’s latest sector report, … Continue reading Major $10 billion income gap for Ghana and Ivory Coast farmers remains a critical sector goal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals advice from sir alex Ferguson for strikers as he discusses cavani

A piece of advice which Sir Alex Ferguson gave to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer many years ago was utilised by Edinson Cavani as Manchester United beat Southampton on Sunday. The Uruguayan front-man came off the bench to assist United’s first goal … Continue reading Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals advice from sir alex Ferguson for strikers as he discusses cavani

How young Entrepreneurs can tap into the USD100 billion Cocoa Sector

Ghana is the world’s second-largest cocoa-producing country with Nigeria being the biggest consumer of Ghana’s chocolate according to Yofi Grant, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). Cote d’Ivoire claims the number one spot as the world’s largest producer of … Continue reading How young Entrepreneurs can tap into the USD100 billion Cocoa Sector

Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development advocates inclusion of agroecology in FASDEP III

The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD), an NGO, is advocating for the inclusion of agroecology in the successor policy of the Food and Agricultural Sector Development Programme (FASDEP III) as part of measures to promote agroecology in … Continue reading Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development advocates inclusion of agroecology in FASDEP III

Ghana: GEPA assures incentive packages for investors in sugar products

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), has assured that it will provide special incentive and cost reduction packages for companies that venture into local manufacture of sugar and sugar confectionery including small scale manufacturers. This strategic intervention, according to GEPA, … Continue reading Ghana: GEPA assures incentive packages for investors in sugar products

Cote d’Ivoire joins Ghana in threat to pull out of cocoa sustainability programmes

Cote d’Ivoire has joined Ghana in threatening to pull out of the ongoing sustainability programmes operated by major international chocolate programmes, in reaction to the actions of Herhey, which reportedly sought to buy 30,000 tonnes of cheap cocoa beads from … Continue reading Cote d’Ivoire joins Ghana in threat to pull out of cocoa sustainability programmes

PFJ: Making maize cultivation profiting for smallholder farmers; the benefits, the challenges and the way forward

Farming, though not an attractive employment opportunity for many young individuals in the country, it is a blessing in disguise. Farming as a business is lucrative and at the same time very unattractive when approached with a cultural attitude. Undoubtedly, … Continue reading PFJ: Making maize cultivation profiting for smallholder farmers; the benefits, the challenges and the way forward