No ban on Ghana cocoa over child labour claims — EU

June 1, 2021 The European Union (EU) has said it does not intend to place a ban on the purchase of cocoa from Ghana because of child labour claims. Rather, the EU is working closely with the Ministry of...

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Cocoa pensions launched; 1.5 million farmers to benefit initially

December 2, 2020 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the Cocoa Farmers Pension Scheme, which has been on the drawing board since 1984. Explaining the scheme, which will benefit 1.5 million...

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Ghana, Ivory Coast to cancel all cocoa sustainability schemes of chocolate maker Hershey

December 1, 2020 Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world’s leading producers of cocoa have threatened to cancel all cocoa sustainability schemes that U.S.-based Hershey runs in these countries. Both countries...

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COCOBOD creates system for cocoa sector database

October 26, 2020 The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has capitalised on the digitisation agenda of the government to come up with a new project which will create a database for the cocoa sector of the country....

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COCOBOD begins data gathering to enhance cocoa sector management

October 20, 2020 The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has rolled out a comprehensive data gathering exercise to improve the management of the sector. This follows the successful piloting of the exercise in...

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COCOBOD to spend US$250m on farm rehabilitation programme

October 12, 2020 The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has said it will spend US$250million on rehabilitating cocoa farms over the next three years. The country is seeking to cut down and replant diseased and...

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Gov’t commits US$400m to cocoa rehabilitation, others

September 28, 2020 An estimated US$400 million or more is expected to be used to address the ravaging Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease (CSSVD), and overaged or moribund cocoa farms, which have significantly...

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Government to replant swollen shoot-affected cocoa farms

September 28, 2020 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the government is resolved to replant all cocoa farms affected by the swollen shoot disease to help improve the yield per hectare for cocoa...

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JICA, others provide $600m syndicated loan to COCOBOD

July 7, 2020 Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and other development finance institutions (DFIs) have announced a $600 million credit facility for COCOBOD’s...

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Government set to increase price of cocoa this year-Cocobod CEO

June 24, 2020 The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board(Cocobod), Mr. Joseph Boahene Aidoo, has hinted at conclusive discussions with President Nana Akufo-Addo to increase the price of cocoa...

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