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Cocoa farmers urged to embrace mass spraying exercise

Nana Kumi Abiesi, the Nsawam–Adoagyiri Municipal Chief Farmer in the Eastern Region, on Monday said COCOBOD has increased spraying machines in the various cocoa growing areas to enable the spraying gangs reach every farm to combat the capsid virus. Speaking at a meeting with cocoa farmers at Nsawam, he said …

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Akufo-Addo launches cocoa farmers’ pension scheme

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 1 December 2020, launched a pension scheme for the country’s 1.5 million cocoa farmers. According to President Akufo-Addo, “the pension scheme will enable cocoa farmers to make voluntary contributions towards their retirement, while COCOBOD makes a supplementary contribution on behalf of the farmers …

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Cocoa farmers excited about 28.2% price increase

The Ghana Cocoa Coffee and Sheanut Farmer Association (COCOSHE) has praised the Akufo-Addo administration for the 28.2% increase in cocoa prices for the 2020-21 crop season. According to the farmer-based organization, the producer price of a bag of 64kg of cocoa beans has been increased from GH¢ 515 to GH¢660 …

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Techiman to host National Farmers’ Day 2020

The 36th edition of the National Farmers’ Day for this years will be held in Techiman in the Bono East Region on November 6, 2020. The national event will be held on the theme: “Agribusiness Development under COVID-19 – Opportunities and Challenges”. Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and …

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Cashew farmers will be prosperous under my gov’t – Mahama

The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has announced that cashew farmers will receive special attention and support when the NDC wins the December elections. He explained that the NDC’s focus on cashew farmers and cashew production forms part of the Party’s planned programme of ensuring …

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Ghana raises cocoa farmers’ pay by 21%

Ghana has raised its farm gate price for cocoa by 21% after implementing a $400 per metric ton premium on futures prices for the 2020-21 harvest, according to two people familiar with the matter. Growers of cocoa beans in the world’s second-largest producer of the crop will receive 625 cedis …

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