January 17th, 2020

COCOBOD already selling cocoa at new increased prices for 2020/21 crop season

Ghana’s Cocoa Marketing Company had sold 280,000 tonnes of cocoa for the 2020/21 season by January 7, with prices that include a new US$400 per […]
January 13th, 2020

AG’s witness Adu-Ampomah says CRIG test results are credible

Third prosecution witness, Dr. Yaw Adu-Ampomah got defence counsel and many in court bemused when he gave a clean sheet to all test reports from […]
January 10th, 2020

Opuni Trial: Court strikes out A-G’s affidavit on perjury motion

An Accra High Court hearing the trial of Dr Stephen Opuni, the former CEO of COCOBOD and Seidu Agongo, the CEO of Agricult Ghana Limited, […]
December 12th, 2019

COCOBOD trial: AG’s witness, Dr. Adu-Ampomah cited for perjury

Dr. Yaw Adu-Ampomah who is the state’s third prosecution witness in the trial of former COCOBOD boss Dr. Stephen Opuni and businessman Seidu Agongo has […]
December 11th, 2019

COCOBOD trial: SC dismisses Opuni’s application for Special leave

A five member-panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Anin Yeboah has dismissed an application by Dr Stephen Opuni seeking a special leave […]
December 5th, 2019

70% of Cocoa farmers believe COCOBOD does not serve their interest – IMANI Report

A report by policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has suggested that a high percentage of farmers in the country’s cocoa industry believe that government-controlled Ghana […]
December 5th, 2019

Leave LBCs alone – farmers fume at COCOBOD

Some Cocoa farmers have warned Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to stay away from Licensing Buying Companies across the country following a directive by COCOBOD to […]
December 3rd, 2019

COCOBOD boss tours Western South Region

As President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo tours Greater-Accra, the Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo is also on a three-day […]
November 28th, 2019

Stop paying spot premiums to cocoa farmers – COCOBOD warns agents

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is warning of sanctions against cocoa Licenced Buying Companies (LBCs) in the country engaged in what it described as unethical […]
November 21st, 2019

COCOBOD receives 800 bids for roads

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has conducted a public opening of tenders it has received from some 300 road construction companies bidding for various contracts […]
November 14th, 2019

COCOBOD approves software

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has taken earnest steps towards the creation of its integrated cocoa farmer database; announcing that it has settled on a […]
November 13th, 2019

COCOBOD gets $600m for production, warehousing and processing interventions

COCOBOD has received a $600 million syndicated loan facility from the African Development Bank, and Credit Suisse Group AG, to finance key components of the […]
November 12th, 2019

COCOBOD gets $600 million for production, warehousing and processing interventions

COCOBOD has received a $600 million syndicated loan facility from the African Development Bank, and Credit Suisse Group AG, to finance key components of the […]
November 8th, 2019

$600m loan won’t be misapplied – COCOBOD assures

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has given an assurance that every cent of the $600 million loan secured from the African Development Bank (AfDB) will […]
November 6th, 2019

COCOBOD hopeful $600m loan will be approved despite Minority’s resistance

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is optimistic that government’s plan to secure a $600 million facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to expand the […]
November 5th, 2019

Ghana participates in 2019 Salon Du Chocolat

The 2019 edition of Salon Du Chocolat, the world’s largest chocolate event is on-going in Porte De Versailles-Paris, France. The 5-day chocolate event opened on […]
October 15th, 2019

COCOBOD distributes coffee seedlings to farmers

The Seed Production Division of COCOBOD, in collaboration with the Dormaa Central Municipal Assembly, has distributed 123,360 coffee seedlings to 226 farmers in the Municipality […]
October 3rd, 2019

US$600 million cocoa syndicated loan hits BoG’s accounts

The first tranche of the US$1.3 billion cocoa syndicated loan signed between Cocobod and some international financial institutions has hit the accounts of the central […]
October 2nd, 2019

COCOBOD to promote cocoa plantation development – Board Chair

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is to promote cocoa plantation development with an initial cultivation of a 10,000-hectre farm to encourage large scale cocoa farming […]
September 25th, 2019

Cocobod awarded ISO certification to determine quality of beans exported from W/A

Cocobod’s Quality Control Company (QCC) has been granted international certifications by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) with support from the Swiss government. The […]
September 25th, 2019

COCOBOD scraps scholarship scheme, targets SHS infrastructure

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has scrapped its decades-old Farmers’ Scholarship Scheme that was designed to support needy wards of cocoa farmers to enable them […]
September 18th, 2019

COCOBOD, Genertec signs MOU to establish cocoa processing plant

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Development Fund and Genertec International Corporation to establish a cocoa […]
September 18th, 2019

COCOBOD to construct $60m cocoa processing factory

The construction work on the $60 million cocoa processing factory at Sefwi – Wiawso in the Western Region is expected to commence in the first […]
September 17th, 2019

COCOBOD signs US$1.3bn loan syndication deal

COCOBOD was set to conclude this year’s version of its annual cocoa loan syndication deal in Paris, France with some 24 international banks at the […]
September 14th, 2019

COCOBOD secures $1.3 billion for 2019-2020 season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has secured US$1.3 billion from a consortium of 24 banks to finance cocoa purchases in the 2019/20 cocoa season. The […]
September 13th, 2019

COCOBOD signs $1.3bn syndicated loan for 2019/2020 crop season

COCOBOD has signed a 1.3 billion dollar syndicated loan to cater for the production of cocoa for the 2019/2020 crop season. The agreement was signed […]
September 10th, 2019

COCOBOD launches 2019 Cocoa Day celebration

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has launched the 2019 Ghana Cocoa Day with a call on Ghanaians to consume more cocoa. In so doing, the […]
September 6th, 2019

President Akufo-Addo to announce new cocoa price on October 1, 2019

The Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD Joseph Boahen Aidoo has stated that president Akufo-Addo will announce a new cocoa price for farmers on October 1, […]
September 3rd, 2019

COCOBOD to abolish farmers scholarship scheme

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) plans to channel funds, set aside for its Farmers Scholarship Trust for beneficiaries entering senior high schools (SHS), into developing […]
September 3rd, 2019

COCOBOD urges farmers to end child labour, fertilizer smuggling

The Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has appealed to private operators in the cocoa industry to support the efforts of […]
September 1st, 2019

COCOBOD to distribute electronic scales to weigh cocoa

The Chief Executive Officer of Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo says the Board will soon distribute electronic scales that will be used to weigh […]