Ghana targets 1.2 million tonnes of cocoa this year

CocoaGhana will hit the target of 1.2 million metric tonnes of cocoa beans by the end of the 2014/15 cocoa season.

The Suhum District Cocoa Officer of the Health and Extension Division of COCOBOD, Mr. Michael Gyasi, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview at his office at Suhum in the Eastern Region.

He explained that records available indicate that the nation’s production is below one million metric tonnes, and it is expected that by the end of the lean season, Ghana can achieve her aim.

According to him, government is working hard to achieve the set target for Ghana and to sustain it, to ensure that the country becomes the world leader in cocoa production by next year.

He said the aim of Farmers’ Rallies, was equally part of the Health and Extension Division of COCOBOD efforts to offer the platform to interact, socialize and educate farmers on good farming practices.

Source: GNA

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