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…

Consuming cocoa products can help fight Covid-19

The CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has entreated Ghanaians to consume more chocolate and other cocoa products daily since they contain antioxidants to fight coronavirus. This, he said, would boost the immune system to withstand the infectious disease. Additionally, eating cocoa could boost one’s blood circulation, brain power and enhances general…

Cocoa Week celebration launched

This year’s national cocoa week celebration has been launched with a call on potential investors in the industry to avail themselves to support the government to establish, produce and serve cocoa products for both the local and foreign markets. The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, made the call in a speech read on his behalf by…