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.
15 Sep 2016
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.
4 Sep 2016
Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations.
3 Sep 2016
Don’t forget that before we discovered oil in Nigeria, agriculture was a very serious venture; the west was known for Cocoa; the North for groundnut and the East for palm oil.
2 Sep 2016
Abundant rainfall last week in most of Ivory Coast’s principal cocoa regions could boost the forthcoming October-to-March main crop but more sunshine is needed to accelerate the growth of small pods, farmers said on Monday.
28 Aug 2016
In its effort to diversify the economy, Anambra State government said it has the potentials to produce cashew for local consumption and for export, but needs Federal Government’s support to realise the objective.
28 Aug 2016
Aside the agricultural potentials in palm oil and cocoa, Ondo State has a greater potential in cashew production, with its availability in all the 3,296 communities in the 18 council areas of the state.
12 Aug 2016
Scattered rain and lots of sun in most of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa growing regions brightened hopes for the cocoa main crop last week, although some eastern plantations still needed more rain, farmers said on Monday.
15 Jul 2016
Persistent cool weather in some of Ivory Coast’s main cocoa growing regions could hurt output during the start of the forthcoming main crop, farmers said on Monday.
27 May 2016
In the western region of Soubre, at the heart of the cocoa belt, an analyst reported 37 millimetres of rains this week, compared with 64 mm last week.