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Indian cocoa growers begin to get a taste of bean-to-bar global concept

Business Line 11 May 2021
A concept launched by cocoa growers in South America to overcome the monopolistic tendency that crept among large buyers and caught the fancy of farmers in other countries is now developing in India ... It also trains farmers to produce quality cocoa and even turn entrepreneurs.
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Ghana should worry about China’s cocoa production

Business Ghana 11 May 2021
Our cocoa is gradually losing this quality because a lot of farmers in their hurry to sell the cocoa beans are fermenting the fresh beans for less than five days and also sun drying them for less than the average of seven days thus risking the special flavour ... Since the early 2000s, Taiwanese farmers have replaced areca nuts with cocoa.
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Tell the world and your children that China’s cocoa gives toothache – Allotey Jacobs

Ghana Web 11 May 2021
For years the Chinese have researched into 500 cocoa germplasm resources from 28 countries, including Ghana ... Since the early 2000s, Taiwanese farmers have replaced areca nuts with cocoa. About 300 farmers have 200-250 hectares of cocoa farms and produced about 4,000 tonnes of cocoa pods, or 250 tonnes of dry beans, in 2019, almost double 2014’s haul.
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CDC Group commits $100 million to ETG Group

Joy Online 11 May 2021
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has announced a $100 million debt commitment to ETG, an agricultural conglomerate connecting smallholder farmers to global markets through its operations in 48 countries worldwide ... rice, and cocoa.
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AfricaNigerian mid-crop cocoa output seen rising - Cocoa Association

Reuters 10 May 2021
Nigeria's mid-crop cocoa output is expected to rise following higher than expected rainfall which hashelped boost output for the 2020/21 season to an estimated 320,000 tonnes, the president of the Cocoa Association said ... The International Cocoa Organization had forecast 260,000 tonnes. Cocoa trees need a delicate balance of rain and dry weather.
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BUK, Dantata Foods promotes carbon trading in Nigeria through regenerative agric

Business Day Online 10 May 2021
Nigerian cocoa farmers eye big wins from China, Australia’s entry ... He confirmed that the partnership is creating a platform to enroll thousands of smallholder farmers who will pay a premium, under which these participants may receive an initial allocation of carbon credits free of charge or enter an auction to buy them.
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Forgeting intersectionality while signing a bilateral trade agreement?

B & FT Online 10 May 2021
$16bn with traditional exports commodities like Gold, Cocoa beans and Crude Oil which are raw materials being responsible for 57%, 13% and 7.2% of the total value of Ghana’s export (MIT, 2018) ... The writer is an International Development & Trade Analyst with a deep research interest in issues affecting smallholder cocoa farmers in Ghana.
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How to tackle Nigeria’s security challenge, by Obasanjo’s former security aide, others

Business Day Online 09 May 2021
The duo, alongside others spoke at a forum in Lagos at the weekend where experts gathered to proffer solutions to the myriad of what many described as unacceptable spate of recurring wanton destruction of lives and property across the country ...Insecurity in Nigeria ... Read Also. Nigerian cocoa farmers eye big wins from China, Australia’s entry ... .
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My children have threatened to sell my farm due to lack of gov’t support – Cocoa Farmer

Ghana Web 08 May 2021
Ghanaian cocoa farmer in the Adansi Akrofuom district located in the Ashanti Region, Kwasi Mensah, has shared that his children prefer he sells his cocoa farm due to the lack of Government support ... One of my children has said that after my death, he will sell the farm because of the unfair treatment suffered by cocoa farmers under the Government.
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Cocoa farming is a great career – Farmer

Ghana Web 08 May 2021
Opanyin Mensah, a 42-year-old farmer based in Adansi Akrofuom in the Ashanti Region has posited that indeed cocoa farming is profitable, but its profitability has reduced over the years due to a couple of challenges cocoa farmers face. “I have been a cocoa farmer for about 20 years now with a couple of acres to my credit.
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Government support can lessen our burden – Cocoa farmer

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
Ghanaian cocoa farmer, Adwoa Duku, has called for government’s support for cocoa farmers in the country to help lessen their burden. The 53-year-old cocoa farmer who has been growing the cash crop for over twenty-six years noted that cocoa farming is really not easy when you consider all the processes involved.
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Galamseyers destroying our source of water - Cocoa farmer cries out

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
A Cocoa farmer in Adansi Akrofuom district located in the Ashanti Region, Kwabena Danquah, has lamented that galamseyers in the region are destroying the water bodies that they often use to water their cocoa farms ... “Cocoa farming is helping but there are a lot of tools that we need.
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Ghanaian journalists and the anti-galamsey campaign

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
... operations in our rivers and streams, as well as our cocoa and food farms ... “At Breman, Brofoyedru, Denkyira Obuasi, all in the Upper Denkyira West District, cocoa farmers [say] illegal miners have destroyed their cocoa farms. "The galamsey boys have dug pits in our cocoa farms,...
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Court orders Opuni to open defence

Graphic 07 May 2021
Background ... Agongo is alleged to have used fraudulent means to sell substandard fertiliser to the COCOBOD for onward distribution to cocoa farmers, while Dr Opuni is accused of facilitating the act by allowing Agongo’s products not to be tested and certified as required by law ... Writer’s email This email address is being protected from spambots ... .
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Bono Region vaccinates 11,574 people against Covid-19

Joy Online 07 May 2021
It was attended by health workers drawn from the various Municipal and District Assemblies in the Region ... Mr Anala JB Marshall, the Project Manager of Care International, explained the project further sought to enhance the livelihoods of cocoa-farmer households in 60 communities in Bono, Ahafo, Ashanti, and Western Regions. .
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