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Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

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#DesignIndaba2020: Ibrahim Mahama calls to expand the sensibilities of both art and the world at largeArticle

Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian author and artist, has been announced as one of the speakers at next year's Design Indaba Conference...

Juanita Pienaar 9 Dec 2019

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Africa should focus on industrialisation. Free trade will followArticle

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development argues that the phase of transition to the free trade area alone could boost intra-African trade by 33% and increase manufacturing in Africa...

Michael E Odijie 27 Nov 2019

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggsArticle

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

Unleashing Africa's economic potential with AfCFTA
Unleashing Africa's economic potential with AfCFTAArticle

African trade amongst African countries: with the groundwork laid, innovation and infrastructure investment are needed to unleash the continent's economic potential...

James Hall 26 Feb 2019

#CreativeMornings: How these dark chocolate makers stay Honest
#CreativeMornings: How these dark chocolate makers stay HonestArticle

How honest can two artisanal dark chocolate makers be? That's the question Honest Chocolate founders Anthony Gird and Michael de Klerk tried to unpack at Creative Mornings...

Maroefah Smith 29 Oct 2018

SA chocolate brand Afrikoa gets global nod for great taste
SA chocolate brand Afrikoa gets global nod for great tasteArticle

South African bean to bar chocolate brand Afrikoa was recently recognised at the 2018 Great Taste Awards, an international awards scheme for speciality food and drink.

3 Oct 2018

Nigeria exports N85.9bn agric produce in three months
Nigeria exports N85.9bn agric produce in three monthsArticle

Figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics show that the country recorded a total trade of N310.4bn from agric produce...

Ifeanyi Onuba 11 Sep 2018

What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?
What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?Article

According to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, the time has come to view investment and development opportunities in Africa through a totally different lens...

4 Sep 2018

Ghana aims to regain top spot in cocoa production
Ghana aims to regain top spot in cocoa productionArticle

The country is the second-biggest supplier of cocoa worldwide, beaten only by its West African neighbour, Cote D'Ivoire. But Ghana was once the world champion...

Kwaku Botwe 12 Oct 2017

Africa on the road to industrial progress
Africa on the road to industrial progressArticle

A special UNIDO meeting on “innovation in infrastructure development and sustainable industrialisation” in developing countries, including Africa, took place in New York recently...

24 Aug 2017

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How a lack of access to reliable weather data is hurting African farmersArticle

Farmers can't access reliable and usable weather data. Information is often unavailable and even if it does exist, the quality is poor or it's inaccessible to those who need it most...

Stephen Yeboah 5 Jul 2017

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AfDB explores investment strategies to tilt markets in favour of African farmersArticle

AfDB has proposed new investment strategies in Africa's agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers...

9 Jun 2017

#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017
#GFWS2017: Good brand hunting at the Good Food & Wine Show 2017Article

Not a regular attendee of foodie events, I wandered from the furthest reaches of the CTICC parking to collect my accreditation...

Terry Levin 5 Jun 2017

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Improving the lives of Ghanaian cocoa farmersArticle

Together with a team of cocoa and agriculture experts from Ghana and Denmark, research has improved fermenting techniques of raw cocoa beans...

5 Dec 2016

With cocoa demand on rise, LatAm seeks breakthrough
With cocoa demand on rise, LatAm seeks breakthroughArticle

MONTEVIDEO: Latin America, the birthplace of cocoa, trails far behind West Africa in terms of production, but an increase in world demand - notably in Asia - could give the region a needed boost.

3 Jun 2014

Future may be bitter for chocolate lovers, leading processor warns
Future may be bitter for chocolate lovers, leading processor warnsArticle

PARIS, FRANCE: The future may be bitter for chocolate lovers unless cocoa producers step up their output dramatically to satisfy an expected surge in demand from emerging market countries, an industry executive warns.

20 May 2014

Unilever hits target on its Sustainable Living PlanArticle

LONDON/ROTTERDAM: Unilever has exceeded the interim milestone of 30% it set itself in 2010 when launching the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, with 36% of its agricultural raw materials now sourced sustainably.

4 Apr 2013

Ghana makes cocoa-farming fashionable
Ghana makes cocoa-farming fashionableArticle

Fashionable is not a word usually associated with farming. But elders in the Mpaem community in the Fanteakwa District of eastern Ghana boast of a wave of change sweeping the African country's cocoa industry.

Zeenat Moorad 14 Jun 2012

Cadbury Faircrows empower farmers via Fairtrade
Cadbury Faircrows empower farmers via FairtradeArticle

Following the launch of Fairtrade-certified Dairy Milk plain slabs last year, Cadbury this month launched Faircrows - an interactive campaign aimed at protecting and empowering small-scale cocoa farmers in rural Africa through Fairtrade.

11 Apr 2012

Report indicates food industry under pressureArticle

The Coface Group, a leader in credit insurance, has released its analysis on food industry companies, which process agricultural products (wheat, barley, rice, cocoa beans, sugar etc) and livestock for human consumption. Wines and spirits are not included within its scope. The analysis covers commodity prices upstream in the food industry, and wholesalers and retailers further downstream.

8 Nov 2011

Fairtrade expects boom after Cadbury certificationArticle

Retail sales of Fairtrade products in SA are set to increase by more than eight times as a result of Kraft Foods SA achieving Fairtrade certification for its much-loved Cadbury Dairy Milk Plain chocolate.

Zeenat Moorad 8 Jun 2011

Ivory Coast cocoa exports to resume after Gbagbo captureArticle

LONDON, UK: The world's top cocoa producer Ivory Coast is set to resume exports of the commodity after Laurent Gbagbo was finally ousted, with the currently soaring prices likely to fall as a result, analysts said.

14 Apr 2011

Cocoa prices surge on Ivory Coast export banArticle

LONDON, UK: Cocoa futures soared to one-year highs on Monday, 24 January 2011, as the recognised winner of presidential elections in Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer, ordered a halt to exports of the commodity.

25 Jan 2011

Stanbic Nigeria completes cocoa financing for ATLArticle

Stanbic IBTC Bank, Nigeria, a member of Standard Bank Group, has completed a US$15m cocoa financing for Agro Traders Limited (ATL) to fund the ATL's procurement of cocoa beans from the 2009/2010 Nigerian cocoa harvest, which it will export to Europe.

26 Nov 2009

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Cameroon courts SA investorsArticle

The Republic of Cameroon, the largest economy in central Africa and sub-Saharan Africa's 7th biggest economy, is at crossroads and looking to redirect itself to the path of economic diversity by calling on South African investors for help amid the heat of the global recession.

Issa Sikiti da Silva 23 Oct 2009

Cocoa demand to exceed 4 million metric tons by 2010Article

A new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. says that scientifically backed nutritive and cancer-fighting capabilities of cocoa-rich chocolates are fueling the demand for cocoa. The cocoa market is thus projected to exceed 4 million metric tons by 2010.

30 Jul 2007

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