Cocoa News 13 March 2018

We’re committed to improve lives of farmers – COCOBOD CEO

The CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has reiterated government’s resolve to ensure cocoa farmers benefit from their toil. Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire produce about 65% of the world’s cocoa but do not have effective control over the international price. The two countries through their respective cocoa institutions have agreed to adopt common policies on the marketing, storage, processing and promotion of local consumption of cocoa. Additionally, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire pledged to put in place a common strategy, including the need to converge towards a harmonised and consolidated price to be paid to farmers, to contribute to the eradication of the smuggling of cocoa.

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