The Minister for Foodstuff and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has allayed fears of China staying a level of competition to Ghana in exporting cocoa to the global current market.
According to him, the high-quality of Ghana’s cocoa is not matched wherever in the entire world, that’s why the worldwide marketplace opting to spend up to 25% premium on the price tag.
“They exported 450 kilogrammes, not even 1 tonne. Ghana produces among 800,000 and 900,000 metric tonnes. Cote D’Ivoire provides around two million metric tonnes, so that’s nothing at all actually to fear about. In any circumstance the top quality of Ghana’s cocoa is not matched wherever else in the planet -that is why -the world marketplace is ready to spend 15 to 25% top quality on the planet market’s cost for Ghana’s cocoa,” he claimed.
Meanwhile, Dr. Afriyie Akoto mentioned that the European Union’s move to ban imports from Ghana is a very good a single as the EU seeks to prompt the state on ending unlawful mining.
“This is a outcome of ‘Galamsey’. We are destroying our natural environment and the planet is concerned about that. They are expressing that we as a governing administration need to do a little something about it so for me it is in the right direction,” he mentioned.
The Minister for Foodstuff and Agriculture, chaired the formal ceremony to current a funds prize of GHc570,000 to the 2020 Nationwide Best Farmer, Solomon Kusi.
Speaking at the ceremony, Managing Director of ADB, John Mensah indicated that component of the cash will be applied to obtain and set up a Cocoa Drying Home and make use of far more individuals.
“The lender acquired an agribusiness proposal from Mr. Kusi as a result of the Ministry of Foods and Agriculture and soon after scrutiny by our Agribusiness Division we are pleased.”
“The doc indicated that element of the funds will be utilized to receive and install a Cocoa Drying House, extend most of his present farms and use far more folks. In addition, there will be design of 3 boreholes, improve of his agricultural mechanization heart and adoption of improved agricultural strategies, enhanced propagation components, fertilizers, animal feed, and so on.,” he disclosed.