deforestation

Ghanaian cocoa farmers face challenges due to shortage of funds, according to BBC report

Ghana’s cocoa farmers are expressing dissatisfaction with their financial situation, attributing their plight to the Cocoa Board (Cocobod), the entity mandated by law for their produce transactions. Farmers argue that Cocobod, responsible for purchasing their cocoa, has treated them unfairly, with Anane Boateng, the president of the Ghana National Cocoa Farmers Association, asserting that despite …

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Rainforest Alliance and its collaborators contribute to addressing poverty in vulnerable cocoa communities.

Rainforest Alliance, an international non-governmental organization, along with its partners, the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) and Solidaridad Ghana, supported beneficiaries residing in seven communities: Asakyiri, Dejanso, Kusease, Subriso Savior, Asokore, Bodoma, and Aboaso in the Bekwai cocoa district in the Ashanti Region. This support, funded by NORAD, aimed to empower individuals to start their businesses, …

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Cocoa Farmers in Ghana want 72% increase in farm-gate price

Cocoa farmers in Ghana are urgently appealing to the government for a significant increase in the farmgate price of their cocoa produce. Their primary reasons include addressing poverty among farmers, curbing cross-border smuggling, and combating illegal mining activities on cocoa farms. These farmers, organized under the Ghana Civil-society Cocoa Platform (GCCP), recently held a press …

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Ghana asks European cocoa buyers to pay more for sustainable cocoa

European cocoa buyers must be ready to pay more for cocoa beans that meet the region’s looming sustainability rules, key grower Ghana warned. Ivory Coast and Ghana which produce two-thirds of the chocolate ingredient, are having to set up systems to comply with new European Union (EU) regulations that ensure products are not grown on …

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ICE aims to help cocoa, coffee firms meet EU deforestation rule

LONDON/BRUSSELS, June 13 (Reuters) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE.N) plans a traceability service to help cocoa and coffee firms comply with a new EU law preventing the import of commodities linked to deforestation. The law, expected to come into effect around end-2024, will require companies selling commodities in the European Union to produce a due diligence …

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