Cocoa News 21 March 2018

Cocoa Farming Breakthrough in Ghana: Farmers Granted First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees

For the first time ever in Ghana, cocoa farmers have obtained official ownership of valuable non-cocoa trees on their farms. Benefiting from this breakthrough are 150 farmers in Ghana’s Western Region who have successfully petitioned the Ghanaian government to register ownership of trees planted on their cocoa farms. Leading the effort was an international consortium consisting of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), Sustainable Food Lab, Agro Eco – Louis Bolk Institute, and Meridia.

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