Solidaridad, EU sign US$4m partnership agreement to develop Liberia’s cocoa value chain

LIBERIA – Solidaridad West Africa in partnership with the European Union, has penned a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the US$4M Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP) in Liberia which Solidaridad is expected […]

Cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire receives backing from ABC Fund

COTE D IVOIRE – Socak Katana, a cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire has received an undisclosed amount of investment from the Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund), managed by Bamboo Capital Partners, in partnership with Injaro. […]

Cargill invests US$16.4m in Ghana to expand cocoa processing capacity

GHANA – Cargill has unveiled plans of investing US$13 million for the expansion of its cocoa processing site in Tema, Ghana to increase production capacity by 20%. Cargill has also committed an addition US$3.4 million […]

Liberia Agricultural Commodity Regulatory Authority revises cocoa regulations

LIBERIA – The Liberia Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (LACRA) has revised the cocoa regulations governing the sector to suit local exporters. This follows the Senate issuing a directive to the regulatory body to revise the […]

Cargill renews partnership with IFC to further empower cocoa producing cooperatives

IVORY COAST – Global agribusiness company Cargill has renewed partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to introduce new initiatives to strengthen cocoa producing cooperatives and their communities through an improved Coop Academy 2.0 program. […]