GHANA - A ten-member Cocoa Disease and Pest Control (CODAPECH – HI-TECH) task force for the Dormaa Cocoa District has been inaugurated in Dormaa Ahenkro.
IVORY COAST - Abundant rainfall in Ivory Coast’s main cocoa growing regions will improve growing conditions for the April-September mid crop, farmers said on Monday.
KENYA - Kenya sees tea export earnings of Sh115-120 billion this year depending on the exchange rate, after a 23 per cent rise in earnings to Sh125.25 billion ($1.23 billion) in 2015, the agriculture industry regulator said Wednesday.
GHANA – Dr. Stephen Opuni, Chief Executive of COCOBOD, has indicated the government’s unwavering determination to make cocoa farming more attractive and rewarding.
KENYA - Coffee farmers in Embu County are expected to fetch more returns from their produce with the establishment of a milling and processing factory at Kavutiri.
RWANDA - Rwanda’s tea export volumes and revenue grew significantly in the first 11 months of last year, statistics from the National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB) indicate.
GHANA - The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Francis Oppong, has appealed to custodians of traditional lands to release lands for farming under the board’s Youth in Cocoa Programme.
GHANA – Cocoa farmers are to be supplied with 100,000 spraying machines this year at highly subsidized price.
NIGERIA - Osun state government has unfolded plans to focus on research and development of cocoa and other agricultural produce, to assist farmers increase internally generated revenue from the planned grading of cocoa by commodity board to be established by the state.
KENYA - The country will this year begin to automate trading at its weekly tea auction of regional produce to increase transparency in dealings, the chairman of the East African Tea Traders Association (EATTA), which runs the sale, said yesterday.
GHANA - Parliament has approved a syndicated loan facility of US$300million to enable the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) to pay off debts owed local investors.
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