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Ghana and Ivory Coast propose cocoa floor price at US$2,600 per ton

Stakeholders in the cocoa industry agreed here on Wednesday to the 2,600 U.S. dollars floor price for a ton of cocoa as proposed by...
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Cocoa Rehabilitation Incentives Increased – COCOBOD

Ghana Cocoa Board has reviewed upwards, the initial treatment grant which is part of the compensation package for landowners and cocoa farmers who agree...
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COCOBOD Raises Incentive Package for Cocoa Restoration

Ghana Cocoa Board has reviewed upwards the initial treatment grant, which is part of the compensation package, for landowners and cocoa farmers who agree...
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Women farmers urged to explore other sources of income

Nana Adwoa Dokua, a Board Member of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has called on women in cocoa farming to look beyond cocoa cultivation...
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COCOBOD Caution Job Seekers of Scammers

Management of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) on Wednesday said it has not instructed any person or groups of persons to solicit for application...
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COCOBOD Funded Assin-Senchiem 6-Unit Classroom Block Unveiled

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has commissioned a 6-unit classroom block for Assin Senchiem D/A basic school in the newly created Assin North District...
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A Collective Effort Will Up Ghana’s Cocoa Sector – COCOBOD

Dr Emmanuel Agyemang Dwomoh, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) said government recognized the effort of the private sector in ensuring...
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COCOBOD Jumps to the defense of Mr Hackman Owusu-Agyemang

The Management of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has denied media allegations that the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company, Mr Hackman...
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Ghana stands to double cocoa output within eight years

New agronomic methods being adopted by Ghana to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cocoa growing will also lead to increasing cocoa yields to nearly...
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New technology boosts cocoa production in Ghana – top official

Ghana expects to hit the one million metric ton mark in cocoa production due to the success of new technologies being introduced into production...
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Ghana to embark on massive local cocoa processing campaign

The government of Ghana and its partners are putting in place measures to increase domestic processing of cocoa beans up to 50 percent of...
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COCOBOD finds suitable lenders for its 1.3 billion loan

Ghana Cocoa Board said it has appointed five lenders, including Amro Bank and Bank of China, to arrange its 1.3 billion-dollar syndicated loan to...
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MOFA advised to give a disclaimer on Rockstar

Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament has directed the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to issue with immediate effect, a disclaimer on...
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Agreement Launches Expanded Flavor Quality Training for Ghana Cocoa Farmers

The World Cocoa Foundation and Ghana Cocoa Board today announced plans to expand their joint efforts to preserve the historic flavor of Ghanaian cocoa....

MMDAs tasked to put up pragmatic proposals to attract investors

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Mrs Gifty Eugenia Kusi has asked Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in the region to be proactive and...
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Cocoa Farmers Cry To COCOBOD

Scores of farmers in the Assin North Municipality of the Central Region have appealed to the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to construct roads in...

Gov’t Investigation Mystery Surrounding Utilised Cocoa Fund

Mr Joseph Boahen Aidoo, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), says the government is investigating how an amount of $1.8 billion dollars...
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Ghana not to slash cocoa production despite price drops

Ghana will not reduce its volume of cocoa production despite the lowerer prices on the world stage, Chief Executive (CE) of Ghana Cocoa Board...
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Ghana Cocoa Board Okays Loan for the Purchase of 2017/18 Cocoa

Ghana Cocoa Board signed a $1.3 billion loan with international banks on Wednesday to fund purchases for the 2017/18 season, due to open in...
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TMA Suspense Tema West MP

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) on Wednesday voted to suspend one of its members, Mr Carlos Kingsley Ahenkora for six months for obstructing the...

Opportunity exists for potential investors in cocoa sector – COCOBOD

Government and Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) are creating the enabling environment for investors who intend to go into manufacturing chemical formulation and fertilizer plants...
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Farmer appeals for the establishment of cashew Board

Nana Ampaabeng Kyeremeh, the  2013 national best farmer for cocoa and cashew has appealed to government to establish a cashew buying and marketing Board...
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Gov’t orders 40% of cocoa trees cut down, promises support to affected farmers

Government is to offer support to cocoa farmers who will cut down unproductive trees, Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), Joseph Boahen Aidoo...

Ghana Cocoa Board has $2.2 billion to settle in debt

Ghana’s cocoa regulator said it is 10 billion cedis ($2.2 billion) in debt after the nation missed its production target in the previous season...
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Ghana to reverse low cocoa yield through hand pollination

Ghana will from this year introduce human pollinators in its cocoa industry to enhance yields, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board...
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Cargill Retreats Commitment To Improve Cocoa Sector

Stakeholders in the cocoa industry have pledged their support to Cargill in its bid to adopt sustainable ways of improving the cocoa sector and...
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Cocobod To Conduct Country-Wide Survey On CSSVD Outbreak

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is to treat and rehabilitate a total of 10,000 hectares of diseased and overage cocoa farms in the Western...
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Government Urged To Revive Factories In U/E

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), has called on the Government to revamp defunct factories in the Upper East Region, before initiating the...

Ghana Puts In Measures To Double Cocoa Output

Ghana, the world's second largest cocoa producer, has put in place a number of interventions and best agronomic practices to help double output of...

COCOBOD Gives Fund To Qualified Buying Companies

A statement by COCOBOD, and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the seed funds were released to the LBCs for cocoa purchases on...