Government won’t reduce producer price of cocoa – President Akufo-Addo assures farmers

May 13, 2019 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured cocoa farmers that the government will not reduce the current producer price of cocoa, in spite of the plummeting world market price. The...

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COCOBOD programme improves cocoa yield

May 9, 2019 The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has pruned about 12, 424.4 hectares of cocoa farms this year in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions as part of its Productivity Enhancement Programme...

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Domestic cocoa processing hits 300,000 tonnes

November 28, 2018 Domestic processing of cocoa hit 300,000 tonnes in the 2017/2018 cocoa season, a 19 per cent jump from the 252,000 tonnes processed the previous season. That brings to 34 per cent of the...

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Government engages cocoa farmers to strengthen ties

November 20, 2018 The Government has commenced engagements with cocoa farmers across the country as it seeks to strengthen ties with players in the cocoa sector. The engagements began yesterday, at Akyem...

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Cocoa producer price maintained at GH¢7,600 per tonne

October 3, 2018 Government has maintained the amount of money it pays cocoa farmers for the 2018/19 season at GH¢7,600.00 per tonne – the same as paid in the 2017/18 season, Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie, the...

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Oil revenue outstrips cocoa as 2nd biggest foreign exchange earner ; Peaks at US$2.9bn in August

October 2, 2018 Oil export proceeds have overtaken cocoa as the country’s second biggest foreign exchange earner. Figures from the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has indicated that the country has been earning more...

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COCOBOD confident of 1 million metric tonnes

September 27, 2018 The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is confident its aggressively-pursued productivity enhancement programmes will grow the crop to over one million metric tonnes annually, Mr. Joe Forson,...

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September 27, 2018 / Comments (0)

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to announce floor price for Cocoa on Oct 1

September 27, 2018 Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire will, for the first time, jointly announce the price of cocoa for the 2018/2019 crop season in October this year. The move comes on the back of an agreement...

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COCOBOD to access US$300m medium-term facility …signs US$1.3bn syndicated loan for 2018/19 cocoa buying

September 24, 2018 Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it is ready to access an over-US$300million medium- term facility from international financial market to address fundamental challenges facing growth of the...

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September 24, 2018 / Comments (0)

Smart Cocoa Farming initiative introduced to farmers

August 6, 2018 The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), in conjunction with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, has launched a programme to encourage cocoa farmers to adopt climate smart cocoa...

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August 6, 2018 / Comments (0)