Ghana attains more than one million tonnes of cocoa in 2010/11 season

The Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board (COCOBOD), the regulator of Ghana’s cocoa sector has announced the attainment of more than one million metric tonnes of cococa in the 2010/11 season.

The COCOBOD said in a press release issued today August 26, 2011 and copied to that in the on-going 2010/11 cocoa season, the country has attained an unprecedented level of 1,004,194 metric tonnes of cocoa on August 18, 2011.

It indicates that the period represents the 10th week of the Light Crop season.

“At the end of the 10th week, the cumulative 2011 Light crop purchases stood at 87,384 metric tonnes while the 2010/11 main crop which closed on May 19, 2011 was 916,810 metric tonnes,” it said.

According to the COCOBOD, “This record production has been as a result of the collective efforts by government, farmers, COCOBOD, Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) and other stakeholders in the industry through adherence to good agronomic practices, payment of remunerative producer price, application of fertilizers, disease and pest control, use of hybrid cocoa seedlings and scientific research.”

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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