Cocoa farmers threaten nationwide strike
Cocoa farmers have threatened to declare a nationwide strike over the sector’s neglect.
Osun revives cocoa industry in Ede
Efforts by the Osun State Government to attract investors to the state may have started to yield positive result, as the Cocoa Processing Industry (CPI), Ede, has bounced back to production.
Coffee, cocoa drink enhances brain function
The best way to get ahead at work is to coffee mixed with cocoa, according to scientists who studied the behaviour of people drinking coffee and hot chocolate over the course of a year.
Ondo will soon become foodbasket of Nigeria, says Mimiko
Mimiko, who stated this during the inauguration of the Ondo State ultra-modern semi-mechanised abattoir in Akure, also attributed it to the cocoa rebirth in the state.
Ondo hosts maiden cocoa industry, investment conference
Ondo State government has concluded the maiden Akure Commodity Exchange, initiated by the state Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko to help farmers midwife their sale internationally.
Captain JPL Davies’ cocoa lessons
Sometime in April 1916, a note was published in the Journal of the African Society stating that the first person to plant cocoa in West Africa was ‘a native of Africa’ who planted the crop in the 1880’s.
Ghana budget deficit expected to fall to 4.9 per cent this year
Positive economic news is crucial for Mahama’s hopes of winning a second and final four-year term in office, given that the economy slowed sharply in the years after he came to power in 2012.
Ivory coast cracks down on cocoa contracts
The measure, aimed at stamping out speculation in the top grower’s forward sales system, could lead to the resale of 200,000 to 250,000 tonnes worth of cocoa contracts, five exporters and a finance ministry official told Reuters.