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Ghana launches $1.2m cocoa platform



Cocobod has launched the Ghana Cocoa Platform (GCP) to serve as a mechanism for multi-stakeholders dialogue to effectively address key issues pertaining to cocoa production.

The three-year GCP, would be funded by donor agencies and Cocobod at a cost of $1.2 million, to look into the priority areas of cocoa production and management of quality, Mrs Rita Owusu-Amankwah, GCP National Coordinator, has said.

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Illegal miners posing challenge to cocoa sector



Mr Anthony Fofie, Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) on Thursday said activities of illegal miners is taking a serious toll on cocoa production.

He said illegal miners have invaded between 1.5 million hectares and 1.7 million hectares of cocoa farm lands, destroying cocoa trees to explore for gold.

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