Cocobod will open its 2019 gentle crop cocoa year on Friday, sustaining the price it pays farmers at GH¢7,600 for every tonne, a statement from COCOBOD has claimed.
The light-weight crop year normally lasts for 11 weeks.
According to the statement signed by COCOBOD’s CEO, Joseph Boahen Aidoo mentioned, “The producer selling price to be paid out at all shopping for centres is Two Hundred and Twenty-8 Ghana Cedis (GhȻ228.00) per load of 30 kilograms for Grade I and II cocoa beans bare ex-scale or 4 Hundred and Seventy-Five Ghana Cedis (GhȻ475.00) per bag of 64 kilograms gross.”
“A tonne of 16 luggage is Seven Thousand 6 Hundred Ghana Cedis (GhȻ7,600.00),” the assertion included.
Ghana runs a two-cycle cocoa period consisting of the principal crop which is mostly exported and the gentle crop period which is discounted for the area industry.