COCOBOD to introduce electronic scales to prevent LBCs from tampering with weighing devices

August 11, 2021 The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it will, in the coming months, introduce digital scales for weighing cocoa beans in Ghana. This move according to COCOBOD will curb the practice where...

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Ghana to host Cocoa Initiative Secretariat – Signs agreement with Cote d’Ivoire

August 6, 2021 The government has signed an agreement with Cote d’Ivoire for Ghana to host the Cote d’Ivoire/Ghana Cocoa Initiative Secretariat. The initiative is an organisation born out of...

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Payment of cocoa farmers to go digital – COCOBOD

June 28, 2021 The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is planning to electronically pay all its farmers to stimulate the digital economy and also ensure the security of funds, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer at...

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COCOBOD signs agreement with Swiss Chocolate giant to process more Ghanaian cocoa

June 23, 2021 Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed an agreement with Bühler of Switzerland, one of the world’s biggest cocoa processing and chocolate making companies, to process more of Ghana’s...

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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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