BOOK RELEASE; The Cocoa Coast: The Board-Managed Cocoa Sector in Ghana
According to a 4-traders.com report, the doubling of cocoa production since 2000 and rising farmer incomes have marked a transformation in Ghana’s cocoa sector. Increased share of export prices, investments in improving productivity and centralized marketing helped Ghana increase production and significantly improve the living conditions of producers during the past decade. This is based on a book, The Cocoa Coast: The Board-Managed Cocoa Sector in Ghana, analyzing the success behind the country’s cocoa sector. Tis book was released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on 22nd February, 2018 in Accra. The findings in the book goes contrary to the common belief that developing countries should deregulate their economies to stimulate growth. Ghana’s board-managed cocoa sector has emerged as a development success story. The book was authored by Drs Shashi Kolavalli, senior research fellow at IFPRI and Marcella Vigneri, a Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.