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2017-09-14 09:03:55
Une réunion de l’ICCO sur la «problématique des cours du cacao» prévue à Abidjan du 18 au 22 septembre

APA NEWS-Le directeur exécutif de l’Organisation internationale du cacao (Icco), Jean-Marc Anga, a annoncé mercredi à Abidjan la tenue d’une réunion de l’institution du 18 au 22 septembre 2017 dans la capitale économique ivoirienne en vue de discuter sur la « problématique des cours du cacao », à l’issue d’une rencontre avec le vice-président Kablan Duncan. Read More

2017-09-14 08:48:44
Le Gabon et la Côte d’Ivoire entrevoient une coopération dans le domaine du cacao et du café

AGENCE ECOFIN-La tenue à Abidjan, du 4 au 8 septembre 2017, de la 7ème édition du Forum pour la révolution verte en Afrique, a donné l’occasion à la délégation gabonaise de prendre langue avec les acteurs du monde rural ivoirien et de s’enrichir des expériences de ce pays en matière agricole. Read More

2017-09-11 09:29:19
Cocoa farmers receive Cargill’s premium payments via mobile phone

GHANA BUSINESS NEWS- Cargill is celebrating with more than 10,000 Ghanaian cocoa farmers  as the company has made its first ever sustainable premium payment by electronic transfer through its Licensed Buying Company (LBC). The payment of GH¢2 million was announced at a ceremony Thursday, attended by Nana Kwadwo Twum II – Acting President, Sefwi Bekwai Traditional Area & Chief of Sefwi Humjibre, Dr Opoku – Executive Director, CHED and Clara Arthur – General Manager, Projects & Business Development, GhIPSS, where a symbolic cheque representing the payment was presented to participating farmers. Read More

2017-09-07 09:29:00
Agriculture Minister inaugurates Cocoa Marketing Board

BUSINESS GHANA-The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Akoto Afriyie, has inaugurated a seven member board of the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Company (CMC) with a charge on them to help revive the fallen fortunes of the cocoa industry.Dr Afriyie, who administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the members, said the Board was taking the position at a time when the financial returns from cocoa to the economy was being challenged by the falling and erratic international prices. Read More

2017-09-06 09:41:13
Campagne Cacao 2016-2017: l’ICCO augmente de 30.000 tonnes ses prévisions en Côte d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN.NET- Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) - L’Organisation internationale de cacao (ICCO) a augmenté de 30.000 tonnes la production de cacao en Côte d’Ivoire, premier producteur mondial, qui devrait atteindre 2,01 millions de tonnes pour la campagne 2016-2017, selon le bulletin officiel de l’institution pour le mois d’août 2017. Read More

2017-09-06 09:20:34
Barry Callebaut Reveals The Fourth Type In Chocolate: Ruby

PERISHABLE NEWS.COM-Today,  80 years after the launch of White chocolate as the third type after Dark and Milk, Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, reveals the fourth type in chocolate ‘Ruby’ which is made from the Ruby cocoa bean. Ruby chocolate has an intense taste and characteristic reddish color. Read More

2017-09-06 09:14:22
COCOBOD Borrowing To Pay Cocoa Farmers -- Agric Minister Reveals

PEACE FM ONLINE- The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, says the financial challenges facing the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) have worsened in recent times, forcing the board to now borrow from the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to be able to pay farmers for cocoa purchased. Read More

2017-09-05 15:49:08
Ivory Coast Said to Fear Losing Fifth of Cocoa to Smuggling

BLOOMBERG-Ivory Coast’s cocoa regulator forecast the nation may lose a fifth of its cocoa crop to smuggling during the next harvest if neighboring Ghana refuses to cut payments to farmers after international prices fell, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read More

2017-09-02 15:02:38
Côte d’Ivoire/Des sénateurs américains découvrent la chaîne de production cacaoyère à Agboville

AGENCE IVOIRIENNE DE PRESSE - Une délégation de huit sénateurs américains a visité, vendredi, une plantation de cacaoyers dans la localité d’Offa, à 15 km d’Agboville, pour découvrir la chaîne de production du cacao, depuis la pépinière jusqu’à la commercialisation en passant par la récolte. Read More

2017-08-31 15:27:26
Ivory Coast Said to Fear Losing Fifth of Cocoa to Smuggling

BLOOMBERG- Ivory Coast’s cocoa regulator forecast the nation may lose a fifth of its cocoa crop to smuggling during the next harvest if neighboring Ghana refuses to cut payments to farmers after international prices fell, according to a person familiar with the matter. Read More

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