The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed an agreement with the China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC) to support the cocoa industry through a comprehensive cocoa sector development programme
The Deputy Chief Executive, Operations,
The funds are to be used for the provision of solar-powered pumps to irrigate cocoa farms, warehousing facilities for the storage of cocoa beans, production of high-yielding seedlings as well as the construction of roads to open up cocoa growing areas.
The Senior Public Affairs Manager of COCOBOD,
He said for the past 15 years, COCOBOD had been exporting 3,000 tonnes of cocoa beans to China, through
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He noted that the Chinese had a culture of consuming natural products, particularly those which tasted bitter, and that was where cocoa powder and black chocolate had the advantage.
Additionally, he said, the health properties of cocoa made it competitively
He said as a testimony of the potential of chocolate in the Chinese market, most of the visitors to the COCOBOD stand at the exhibition
The Managing Director of
He said China was determined to support the government’s policy of processing at least 50