10 Sep 2018
Cocoa, cashew, palm produce and groundnut were major foreign exchange earners for Nigeria before and after independence. At the peak of cocoa production...
1 Feb 2018
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA) Ondo State, has become a major partner in the Federal Government’s efforts to rejuvenate cocoa production and the training of a new generation of cocoa farmers in the country. The vice chancellor of the university, Prof Igbekele Ajibefun who disclosed this to reporters said, “As a University that is…
25 Jan 2018
Cocoa farmers have threatened to declare a nationwide strike over the sector’s neglect.
27 Jun 2017
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.
21 Apr 2017
Ivory Coast has cut planned spending for 2017 by 10 percent due to a sharp drop in world prices of cocoa, its leading export, President Alassane Ouattara said, according to Thursday’s edition of national newspaper Le Patriote.
15 Mar 2017
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.
30 Jan 2017
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.
26 Dec 2016
A massive zebu cow lumbers out of the tropical forest in Ambanja in the north of Madagascar carrying a heavy cartful of cocoa pods destined to become some of the most expensive chocolate in the world.
6 Nov 2016
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.
11 Oct 2016
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.
9 Oct 2016
Cocoa farming has remained a very lucrative business in Abia State, attracting investors, which has continue to boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state, since it joined major players in the sector for 15 years
16 Sep 2016
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.