Work diligently to safeguard cocoa industry —COCOBOD boss urges stakeholders

The Chief Executive of Ghana’s COCOBOD, Mr. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has tasked stakeholders to lead the campaign for afforestation, good agricultural practices and adherence to COVID-19 protocols to safeguard the cocoa industry. Addressing participants at a plenary session of Olam’s … Continue reading Work diligently to safeguard cocoa industry —COCOBOD boss urges stakeholders

Farmers in Ghana, Ivory Coast expect good start to Africa’s main cocoa crop season

Farmers in top cocoa growing nations, Ivory Coast and Ghana, are becoming increasingly confident of a good start to the main-crop harvest after favourable weather. Downpours last week that followed previous showers point to good prospects for the first four … Continue reading Farmers in Ghana, Ivory Coast expect good start to Africa’s main cocoa crop season

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire sign a deal to establish a Cocoa Initiative secretariat in Accra

Ghana and Ivory Coast have signed the Headquarters Agreement for the establishment of the Cote D’Ivoire-Ghana Cocoa Initiative Secretariat in Accra. The agreement is in line with the fundamental elements of the Charter of the Initiative, which amongst other things … Continue reading Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire sign a deal to establish a Cocoa Initiative secretariat in Accra

Child Labour: Cocoa Abrabopa partners with Mars Wrigley, Sucden, ASCOT and International Cocoa Initiative

Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA), Mars Wrigley, Sucden and ASCOT Amsterdam and the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) are collaborating on setting up an Integrated and Supportive Child Labour Monitoring and Remediation System (CLMRS) in the CAA cocoa supply chain. CAA acknowledges … Continue reading Child Labour: Cocoa Abrabopa partners with Mars Wrigley, Sucden, ASCOT and International Cocoa Initiative

After destroying Ghana’s cocoa with galamsey, China now produces its own cocoa – Sam Jonah

Ghanaian business mogul, Sir Sam Jonah, has described news about China producing its own cocoa as terrible news to Ghana. The Asian country is reported to have exported to Belgium its first batch of cocoa beans weighing 500 kg worth about $3,600. In an article, … Continue reading After destroying Ghana’s cocoa with galamsey, China now produces its own cocoa – Sam Jonah

Ghana signs agreement with Cocoa and Chocolate Companies to protect and restore forests

Ghana has signed an agreement with cocoa and chocolate companies to accelerate collaboration to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. With the agreement, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Forestry Commission (FC) of Ghana are building a partnership … Continue reading Ghana signs agreement with Cocoa and Chocolate Companies to protect and restore forests

Crops beyond cocoa trees offer revenue and diversification for Ghana’s agriculture sector

While cocoa remains the dominant source of agricultural export earnings, a number of other tree crops, including cashew, coffee, coconut, oil palm, mango, rubber and shea nut, have seen promising harvests over the past few years. In an effort to … Continue reading Crops beyond cocoa trees offer revenue and diversification for Ghana’s agriculture sector

Ghana: Only about 10% of cocoa farmers are involved in the countless sustainability programmes – CSOs

Every day, millions of people around the world enjoy chocolate and other products made from cocoa grown in Ghana. Ghana’s cocoa industry is among the world’s best in terms of export volume and innovation said by the CSOs at the … Continue reading Ghana: Only about 10% of cocoa farmers are involved in the countless sustainability programmes – CSOs