Mondelez International commits to sourcing 100% of cocoa from Ghana by 2025

GHANA – Mondelez International, world’s leading chocolate company, through its Cocoa Life Sustainability Programme plans to increase its 40% cocoa sourcing from Ghana to 100% by 2025, reports Ghanaian Times. The head of Cocoa Life […]

Cargill plans US$120.5m investment in expanding Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa grinding plant

CÔTE D’IVOIRE – Multinational agribusiness company, Cargill has unveiled plans of investing US$120.5million in expanding its cocoa grinding plant in Micao, Côte d’Ivoire, reports Ecofin. The investment will see the company increase the facility’s annual […]

Ghana’s Western Deedew invests in new rice processing plant

GHANA – Western Deedew Group Company Limited, a Ghanaian rice processing company has initiated construction of a rice processing plant in Agona, Ashanti Region, southern Ghana. Once complete, the factory is expected to have a […]

Ghana Commodity Exchange to launch rice trading on its platform

GHANA – The Ghana Commodity Exchange revealed that it has completed feasibility studies into the local rice market ahead of the listing of the commodity on the exchange later this year. The move, which seeks […]

World Bank and Ghana join forces to combat carbon emissions in cocoa producing regions

GHANA – The World Bank and Ghana have agreed to work together in a five-year programme that seeks to reduce carbon emission and promote climate-smart cocoa production. The five-year Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) under […]

Ghana to establish new authority to enhance oil palm production

GHANA – Ghana is set to set to establish a Tree Crop Authority that seeks enhance the production of oil palm in the country. According to the African Regional Director of Pro-forest, Abraham Baffoe, the […]

Nigeria’s Nosak Distilleries enters Ghana in West Africa expansion plan

NIGERIA – Nosak Distilleries Limited, a subsidiary of Nosak Group has concluded plan to commence the exportation of refined ethanol to Ghana as part of its export expansion plans. The company said that it has […]

Ghanaian research centre partners Swedish University to transform agric sector

WEST AFRICA – The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), has entered into a partnership with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and other research institutions to bolster growth in the agriculture sector. The […]

Ghanaian varsity develops technology to detect substandard rice

GHANA – The school of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Queen’s University of the UK has developed a technology that detects substandard rice. The technology seeks to among […]