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Cocoa News

2018-08-29 15:02:27
Cocobod Ask LBC's To Protect Interest Of Cocoa Farmers

Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD has urged cocoa buying company’s managers to ensure that farmers are protected whiling ending instances of cheating being reported in the media. Read More

2018-08-28 17:26:15
Cocobod To Get Lower Interest On New Syndicated Loan

COCOBOD will be paying a lower interest rate on the syndicated loan for next year's cocoa season as compared to the interest rate being paid for this year's. Read More

2018-08-28 15:09:04
Farmers of infested cocoa trees get cash compensation

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is spear-heading the Government initiative to cut down diseased and moribund cocoa trees which has begun in Sefwi Wiawso in the Western Region. Over 11 million disease infested cocoa trees will go down in the country-wide exercise. The affected cocoa farmers will earn GHC 552.00 per hectare of their cocoa farm as compensation package. Read More

2018-08-27 12:45:40
Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire take steps to control swollen shoot on cocoa farms

Ghana and  La Cote d’Ivoire have taken a major step to tackle the spread of the Swollen Shoot Viral Diseases (CSSVD), on cocoa farms. this was done with the joint launch of a control programme in the two countries at Pillar 34, a border town in the Bia West District in Ghana. Read More

2018-08-22 17:45:27
Stop using empty agro-chemical containers as drinking bottles, Farmers cautioned

Ghanaian farmers have been cautioned against converting agro chemical bottles, particularly empty weedicide containers, for use as either drinking bottles or for domestic purposes. Read More

2018-08-22 17:30:18
Ivory Coast to public sale cocoa crop prematurely to ensure value for season

Ivory Coast’s Cocoa Espresso Council (CCC) has determined to public sale all of its cocoa manufacturing to exporters prematurely in an effort to set assured value all through the season for producers, CCC sources stated on Wednesday. Read More

2018-08-20 16:53:16
Cocoa workers urged to be ambassadors of cocoa consumption

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board, Hon. Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has tasked employees of cocoa processing and buying companies to lead the campaign for the consumption of cocoa locally. Read More

2018-08-20 15:53:49
COCOBOD boss cautions purchasing clerks against cheating farmers

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo has cautioned purchasing clerks of Licenced Buying Companies (LBCs) against criminally adjusting their weighing scales as a means of enriching themselves at the expense of the poor farmers. Read More

2018-08-13 15:55:26
Ivory Coast sunny spells boost cocoa main crop, farmers say

Agronomists and farmers in Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa producer, told Reuters that plantations needed regular sunshine and occasional rains in the coming weeks to help tree roots to breathe and allow small pods to mature. Read More

2018-08-10 15:41:47
COCOBOD To Improve Cocoa Yield

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is rolling out interventions to reverse the depletion of cocoa farms across the country. Read More

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