Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Ghana’s COCOBOD expects cocoa production to reach 1.5MMT in 5 years

GHANA - Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has said that it expects cocoa production to increase to 1.3 – 1.5 million metric tons within the next three-to-five years as a result of several investments made in the sector, reports GNA. According to Mr Joseph Boahen Aidoo, CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board, this will help boost export…

Unilever Ghana launches livelihood empowerment project for women

GHANA – Unilever Ghana has launched an entrepreneurial empowerment programme in Upper West (UW) to enhance financial stability among women. According to GNA, Unilever Ghana in collaboration with ProNet North has trained women in basic bookkeeping, financial management and savings principles under an Indian ‘Shakti’ business model. The model seeks to create livelihood opportunities for…

Unilever Ghana names Gladys Amoah as new Managing Director

GHANA – Unilever Ghana, the country’s largest producer and retailer of consumer goods has appointed Mrs Gladys Amoah as the new Managing Director effective November 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment, the new MD was the Customer Development Director of Unilever Ghana, a position served since 1 November 2016, according to GNA. She succeeds Mr…

Ghana launches commodity exchange for agricultural products

GHANA (Reuters)- Ghana launched a commodity exchange for agricultural products, the first in West Africa, on Tuesday in efforts to guarantee market access for farmers and boost their income, President Nana Akufo Addo said.  He said the exchange would benefit around 1 million Ghanaian farmers by securing storage for their harvest over the next 18…

Indomie noodles wins Ghana Business Awards Brand of the Year

GHANA – Indomie, a brand of instant noodle produced and distributed by Multipro Pvt Ltd, Ghana has received the Brand of the Year recognition at the Ghana Business Awards. In an event held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, the noodles maker was recognized for excellence and as a top player in business and industry.…

Ghana shippers slash cocoa freight charges to Europe by 9.4% for 2018/19

GHANA - Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA) and shippers have said that freight charges for exporting Ghana’s cocoa to Europe have been slashed by 9.4% for the 2018/19 season. According to Reuters report, the reduction was made following the about 40% decline in cocoa prices on the world market in the 2017/18 season. “The reduction in…

Ghana and Ivory Coast launch Hortifresh programme to boost horticultural production

GHANA - Ghana and Ivory Coast have launched the Hortifresh West Africa Programme to boost horticultural production and exports, reports GNA. The programme, supported by the Netherlands aims to establish a sustainable and internationally competitive fruit and vegetable sector that would contribute to the inclusive economic growth and nutrition security. The core activities of the…

COCOBOD and Solidaridad West Africa signs MoU to boost cocoa industry

GHANA - The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the not-for-profit organization, Solidaridad West Africa to implement initiatives geared at boosting the cocoa industry. According to GNA, the two will offer technical support for the sector to enhance diversification, alongside cocoa intensification towards boosting the incomes of producers. A statement…

Government starts construction of 100 Warehouses for the Planting for Food Programme

GHANA - The government of Ghana has started work on 100 warehouses nationwide for the Planting for Food and Jobs [PFJ] Programme whose objective is to ensure availability of food in the country. The food reserves will be constructed in various districts and locations, initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Buffer Stock…