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US private firm Cargill has renewed their partnership with CARE International to improve and sustain cocoa production in Ghana.

Cargill made the announcement in Accra November 5, 2013.

According to Cargill who has a $100 million cocoa processing plant in Ghana, it is making a commitment of over $800,000 to the three-year partnership.

The company said it expects to reach over 20,000 farmers through dedicated farmer field schools by 2016.

Over the next three years the project is expected to help increase the incomes of over 5,500 farmers and their families, enable over 12,500 children to graduate from primary school, provide support to over 3,000 parents to improve the education and nutrition of their children, and train 850 teachers and education officials.

By Ekow Quandzie

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