GHANA COCOA BOARD INTRODUCE DIGITAL SCALES

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) will, by the end of this year, introduce digital scales in the weighing of cocoa beans as part of measures to ensure standardisation in the local cocoa industry. The move is also to curtail the perception that purchasing clerks adjusted scales to short-change cocoa farmers. The Deputy Chief Executive of…

Ghana’s COCOBOD raises prospects for African markets, and cracks down on illegal mining

The chief executive of Ghana’s Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) Hon Joseph Boahen Aidoo has called on local cocoa processors and chocolatiers to take advantage of the trade opportunities in Africa, facilitated by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, (AfCFTA). As previously reported, the sector has been especially crucial to the country’s economy, with considerable concerns having…

China cocoa no threat to Ghana – Expert

A farmer with experience in cocoa production has allayed fears about the supposed threat posed to Ghana’s share of the global cocoa market following the entry of China into cocoa production. The Akyeamehene of the Akuapem Traditional Area, Nana Aduna II, said China’s entry into cocoa production should challenge Ghana to be more aggressive about…