World’s leading cocoa producers agree on ‘additional’ US$400 income for farmers

COTE D’IVOIRE – Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, the world’s leading cocoa producers accounting for 65% of global cocoa output, have firmed up on their decision on the cocoa floor with a follow-up meeting in Abidjan. […]

Ivory Coast aims at achieving sustainable cocoa sourcing by 2024

IVORY COAST – Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa producer, has unveiled that it plans to stamp out illegal cocoa production from national parks and forest reserves over the next five years. As the West […]

USAID, World Cocoa Foundation unveil US$2m fund to boost cocoa sector in Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the World Cocoa Foundation has announced a US$2 million fund to boost cocoa sector in Ivory Coast. Mark Green, USAID Administrator […]

Vietnamese firm eyes West Africa’s cashew nut market as leading player

WEST AFRICA – T&T Group JSC, a Vietnamese conglomerate has unveiled plans of venturing into West Africa’s cashew nut sector with an aim of consolidating its position as the leading player in the sector ahead […]

Leading cocoa producer, Ivory Coast adopts new cocoa trading system

IVORY COAST – World’s leading cocoa producing country, Ivory Coast, revealed that it has commenced trading its cocoa directly to the world’s top traders, switching from its previously used system- through auctions. According to the […]

Cocoa prices expected to increase amid poor weather conditions

NIGERIA – A Financial Derivatives Company’s (FDC’s) commodity updated has projected an increase in coca prices at the international market due to persisting poor weather conditions in the major producing countries. According to the Daily […]

Cargill outlines plan to achieve 100% cocoa traceability in ending deforestation

NETHERLANDS – The US based agricultural cooperative, Cargill plans to eliminate deforestation in its cocoa supply chain by achieving 100% cocoa bean traceability in its operations. The company has committed to avoid further conversion of […]

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 […]

Barry Callebaut partners with Ghana and Ivory Coast for sustainable cocoa production

GHANA – Barry Callebaut, one of the world’s largest cocoa producers and grinders has signed a letter of intent with Ghana and Ivory Coast to clear and replant trees infected with swollen-shoot virus disease in […]