Ghana to regulate oil palm sector, cocoa value chain actors and score performance of processing companies

GHANA – Ghana, through the Oil Palm Development Association of Ghana (OPDAG) under the auspices of Tree Crop Development Authority (TCDA), is set to regulate the oil palm sector to help transform and boost the economy through trading. The move, targeting to manage cultivation and pricing of the commodity, is also aimed to enhance market access for palm oil value chain players and ensure that finished products meet both local and international market standards, reports Ghana News Agency. “The license would help unveil bad practitioners of oil palm plantation to…

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Oil Palm Development Association of Ghana launches a five-year strategic sectoral plan

GHANA – The Oil Palm Development Association of Ghana (OPDAG) has launched a five-year strategic plan, debut “Creating a Socially Responsible, Ecologically Sustainable and an Economically Vibrant and Inclusive Oil Palm Industry in Ghana.” The plan to kick start this year, 2020-2024, is aimed to improve governance of the association, administrative structure, establish auditable financial management system as well as funding, reports Ghana Web. Mr Samuel Avaala, the OPDAG President, said the plan was developed through a collaboration and consensus building with veritable representatives of actors along the oil palm…

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