Category Archives: Agribusiness

Commodities: Ghana Considers Lowering Cocoa Prices to Help Local Processors

According to a recent interview from the CEO of the commodities regulator, Mr Hackman-Owusu, “We are going to do a cost-benefit analysis and consider some discount so the processors can buy the main crop to ensure that they process at

Commodities: Ghana Considers Lowering Cocoa Prices to Help Local Processors

According to a recent interview from the CEO of the commodities regulator, Mr Hackman-Owusu, “We are going to do a cost-benefit analysis and consider some discount so the processors can buy the main crop to ensure that they process at

The Ghana Commodity Exchange Series: Collateral Management and Warehouse Receipt Systems (WRS)

Introduction: The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has initiated steps towards the introduction of a Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) of financing in the country. Under the warehouse system of financing, loans will be given out on the basis of goods or

The Ghana Commodity Exchange Series: Collateral Management and Warehouse Receipt Systems (WRS)

Introduction: The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has initiated steps towards the introduction of a Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) of financing in the country. Under the warehouse system of financing, loans will be given out on the basis of goods or

Ghana’s Economic Transformation Briefing: President Mahama’s Speech at Chatham House

Title:  Ghana’s Economic Transformation:  Progress and Challenges in Policy Implementation HE John Dramani Mahama Ladies and Gentlemen: It is a pleasure to be here and to once again be granted the opportunity to speak about the continued progress that Ghana

Ghana’s Economic Transformation Briefing: President Mahama’s Speech at Chatham House

Title:  Ghana’s Economic Transformation:  Progress and Challenges in Policy Implementation HE John Dramani Mahama Ladies and Gentlemen: It is a pleasure to be here and to once again be granted the opportunity to speak about the continued progress that Ghana

Agribusiness Sector Report: Positive New Developments in the Ghana Agribusiness Sector

President John Mahama has inaugurated a GH₵50 million tomato-processing factory at Tema that will serve the local market and also feed neighboring West and Central African countries. The magnificent state-of-the-art facility has a generating capacity of 30,000 metric tons per

Agribusiness Sector Report: Positive New Developments in the Ghana Agribusiness Sector

President John Mahama has inaugurated a GH₵50 million tomato-processing factory at Tema that will serve the local market and also feed neighboring West and Central African countries. The magnificent state-of-the-art facility has a generating capacity of 30,000 metric tons per

Commodity Analysis: 5 for $1 Bananas

On my way to work this morning i decided to buy some fruits from my usual fruit seller.  So being the commodities economics nerd that i am, i usually try to scan through the prices real quickly to spot the

Commodity Analysis: 5 for $1 Bananas

On my way to work this morning i decided to buy some fruits from my usual fruit seller.  So being the commodities economics nerd that i am, i usually try to scan through the prices real quickly to spot the

Commodity Analysis: An Asian Demand-Driven Rally, And A Pesky National Debt…

Cocoa closed on March 31, 2015 at $2699 per ton, which was down over 7.25% for the first quarter of the year. On Friday, May 15, active month July cocoa futures settled at $3133 – an increase of 16% in

Commodity Analysis: An Asian Demand-Driven Rally, And A Pesky National Debt…

Cocoa closed on March 31, 2015 at $2699 per ton, which was down over 7.25% for the first quarter of the year. On Friday, May 15, active month July cocoa futures settled at $3133 – an increase of 16% in

Commodity Analysis Report: The Ghana 2014-2015 Cocoa Main Crop Failure, the Possible Causes and Potential Impacts to the Global Cocoa Commodity Markets..

Ghana 2014-2015 Cocoa Main Crop failure, Possible Causes/Reasons and Possible Solutions…     Brief history of Cocoa in Ghana Cocoa originated from around the headwaters of the Amazon in South America. Its cultivation and value spread in ancient times throughout

Commodity Analysis Report: The Ghana 2014-2015 Cocoa Main Crop Failure, the Possible Causes and Potential Impacts to the Global Cocoa Commodity Markets..

Ghana 2014-2015 Cocoa Main Crop failure, Possible Causes/Reasons and Possible Solutions…     Brief history of Cocoa in Ghana Cocoa originated from around the headwaters of the Amazon in South America. Its cultivation and value spread in ancient times throughout