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Nigeria: FMARD inaugurates committee to oversee the LIFE-ND project

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD)  has inaugurated a 13-man Steering Committee for the implementation of Livelihood Improvement Family...

Kenya: Organic cocoa farming transform the livelihoods of the local farmers...

The Kilifi County Government has announced plans to introduce organic cocoa farming in a bid to diversify its agricultural output. This follows a successful feasibility...

Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme -LICSIP trains 85 youth

Over 85 persons are expected to on Friday, Feb. 22 graduate from a 3 week training Trainer of Trainers workshop on the Best Management...

Ghana: Agric Minister inaugurates Cocoa Processing Company board

The Honourable Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has inaugurated a nine-member Governing Board for the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC). He charged...

Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari Signs International Cocoa Agreement

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the ‘Instrument of Accession to the International Cocoa Agreement’, 2010. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the...

Olam is ready to transform Agri Supply with Atsource

The Leading global agribusiness, Olam International (“Olam’’), has launched AtSource to boost transparent supply chains. This tool is poised to improve traceability in supply...

Ghana: COCOBOD assures lenders it will repay $1.3bn loan despite setbacks

The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has assured lenders that the company is on course to meet its...

IITA organized field day and graduation ceremony for farmers in Cameroon

IITA, which coordinates the Green Innovation Centre for Agriculture and Food Sector (PROSICA), organized a field day and graduation ceremony in Ngomedzap in the...

Agribusiness training to boost fertiliser use in West Africa

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has contracted the South African-based African Fertilizer Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) to train agro-dealers in order to boost fertiliser access...

AfDB plans big for Cocoa producing African countries

Cocoa production in Africa is set to take a turn for the better, as the African Development Bank (AfDB) begin plans to support producers...