Category Archives: Cocoa

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

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

Case Study: Niche Cocoa Industry Ltd. Improving Productivity in it’s Cocoa Processing Activities in Ghana…

Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process. Now the second largest exporter of

Case Study: Niche Cocoa Industry Ltd. Improving Productivity in it’s Cocoa Processing Activities in Ghana…

Political stability, good governance and increasing export revenues have turned Ghana into one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, and the cocoa industry has played a key role in this process. Now the second largest exporter of

Project Brief and Feasibility Analysis: Ghana’s Proposed Commodity Exchange (GCX)

Ghana’s Proposed Commodity Exchange (GCX) Work on the proposed Ghana Commodity Exchange, designed to provide ready market for grains and cereal producers, has resumed after two years idling on the shelf.  The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), which will operate on

Project Brief and Feasibility Analysis: Ghana’s Proposed Commodity Exchange (GCX)

Ghana’s Proposed Commodity Exchange (GCX) Work on the proposed Ghana Commodity Exchange, designed to provide ready market for grains and cereal producers, has resumed after two years idling on the shelf.  The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), which will operate on

Top 20 Chocolate Consuming Nations…

FACTS AND FIGURES World CONSUMPTION of cocoa: 2008/09 Europe – 49.32% North America – 24.22% (United States only – 20.19%) Asia and Oceania – 14.49% South America – 8.68% Africa – 3.28% Annual per capita CONSUMPTION of chocolates: 2008 Germany

Top 20 Chocolate Consuming Nations…

FACTS AND FIGURES World CONSUMPTION of cocoa: 2008/09 Europe – 49.32% North America – 24.22% (United States only – 20.19%) Asia and Oceania – 14.49% South America – 8.68% Africa – 3.28% Annual per capita CONSUMPTION of chocolates: 2008 Germany

Comparative Analysis: Socio-Economic Comparison of the Economic Development Challenges and Trajectories of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire…

There was a famous wager between Kwame Nkrumah and Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the first Prime Minister of Ghana and President of Côte d’Ivoire respectively, as to which country would succeed in the longer term. At the time of his death in

Comparative Analysis: Socio-Economic Comparison of the Economic Development Challenges and Trajectories of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire…

There was a famous wager between Kwame Nkrumah and Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the first Prime Minister of Ghana and President of Côte d’Ivoire respectively, as to which country would succeed in the longer term. At the time of his death in