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CÔTE D’IVOIRE NEEDS A LITTLE MORE RAIN FOR BUMPER CROP

CÔTE D’IVOIRE NEEDS A LITTLE MORE RAIN FOR BUMPER CROP

According to Reuters, rain in Côte d’Ivoire was at or below five-year averages in most of the country’s cocoa-growing regions last week, but the recent rainfall should still help the soil’s moisture content to be…

GHANA DESTROYS 43,000 COCOA TREES INFECTED WITH CSSV

GHANA DESTROYS 43,000 COCOA TREES INFECTED WITH CSSV

Ghana has reportedly destroyed 43,000 cocoa trees which were infected with Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus disease. The move was made proactively to avoid the disease from spreading further.  The action was taken in the central…

FARMERS IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE DELIGHTED WITH UNEXPECTED RAINFALL

FARMERS IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE DELIGHTED WITH UNEXPECTED RAINFALL

Reuters reports that farmers in Côte d’Ivoire are hopeful that a recent unexpected downpour around the main Cocoa growing regions would be a welcome boost for the crop. The country has just started their main…

CÔTE D’IVOIRE WEATHER EASES WORRIES ON BLACK POD DISEASE

CÔTE D’IVOIRE WEATHER EASES WORRIES ON BLACK POD DISEASE

The NASDAQ website reports that weather over Côte d’Ivoire has improved last week, easing fears that the outbreak of black pod disease will spread. Currently, the country is in its rainy season, that lasts through…

LIBERIA’S REGULATOR DROPS COCOA PRICE

LIBERIA’S REGULATOR DROPS COCOA PRICE

Liberia’s cocoa market regulator, the Agriculture Commodity Regulatory Authority (LACRA), dropped unwelcome news on Liberia’s small and struggling farmers. Following Côte d’Ivoire’s unfortunate lead, they have dropped the price of cocoa. The reduction is not…

CÔTE D’IVOIRE CCC DISAPPOINTS FARMERS WITH NEW FARMGATE PRICE

CÔTE D’IVOIRE CCC DISAPPOINTS FARMERS WITH NEW FARMGATE PRICE

Conseil café cacao (CCC), the regulator in Côte d’Ivoire, announced the new cocoa farmgate price on October 1st, and farmers are not pleased. The price is now 825 CFA ($1.45) per kilo, a discount of…

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