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Cocoa Nigeria

DOES GHANA COCOA BOARD THINK NIGERIA IS IN FOR COOPERATION OR COMPETITION WITH THEIR COCOA SECTOR RENAISSANCE?

Further in the conversation, I asked about their overarching goals with this revival. I wanted to understand where their focus was. Whether they were going to repeat Ghana’s mistakes of prioritising the political benefits and any benefit to the farmer to be an unintended consequence, he highlighted Increasing youth employment, the attraction of Foreign Direct …

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MALAYSIA IMPORTS 250,000 TONNES COCOA TO MEET DOMESTIC DEMAND

Malaysia’s cocoa production is insufficient to fulfil domestic demand, so the country imports the commodity. The Malaysian Cocoa Board is encouraging smallholders to plant cocoa alongside other crops to increase their income. Malaysia’s cocoa production of 100,000 tonnes per year is not enough to meet the cocoa industry’s demand of 350,000 tonnes per year. The …

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Hydric Stress Monitoring in the Sinfra department, Ivory Coast

Cacao trees across the Sinfra department in southern Sassandra-Marahoué district, Ivory Coast, usually experience a very mild little dry season, with late July and August rainfalls sensibly contributing to the plants’ water balance. This season, however, the trees had to tap into the water resilience accumulated throughout May and June earlier than normal to cope with the lack …

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Cocoa Cote D'Ivoire

CÔTE D’IVOIRE ELIMINATES NEGATIVE PREMIUMS ON LATEST CONTRACT

Côte d’Ivoire’s regulator sold 25,000 tonnes of cocoa contracts at a non-negative premium to Cargill last week, industry sources said. Both Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have traditionally charged country premiums, but after the introduction of the Living Income Differential to alleviate farmer poverty, buyers were unwilling to pay the original premium, and instead applied a …

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BARRY CALLEBAUT REWARDS NIGERIAN COCOA FARMERS FOR SUSTAINABLE FARMING

Barry Callebaut Group has launched a new initiative that will reward the Nigerian Cocoa farmers who uphold sustainable farming practices. The management of Barry Callebaut Nigeria will pay qualifying farmers in Ondo and Cross River states a total additional premium of 26 million Naira (circa US$60,000) for sustainable Cocoa beans delivered in the 2021-2022 season. …

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COCOBOD PLEDGES 113,000 BAGS OF FERTILISER TO ASSIN SOUTH COCOA FARMERS

Ghana’s Cocoa Board, COCOBOD, has made a pledge to distribute 113,000 bags of fertiliser for Cocoa through the Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED). Approximately 207 farmer cooperative groups in the Assin South District of the Centre Region will receive the fertilisers. The additional farming input aims to boost Cocoa production in the benefitting regions …

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NIGERIA’S ENTHUSIASM TO OUTPERFORM GHANA AND IVORY COAST COCOA PRODUCTION

Since the beginning of 2022, one of the major announcements that dominated news within the cocoa chocolate sector was Nigeria’s announcement to revive its cocoa sector with the ambition to overtake Ghana and Ivory Coast to become the global leader in cocoa production by 2027 and I considered whether this was political rhetoric. However, to not …

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