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Obafemi Oredein

Obafemi Oredein is based in Lagos, Nigeria, and contributes to IEG Vu, specialising in the West African cocoa sector.
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Togo strives to raise cocoa production to 25,000 tonnes

The Togolese government is currently making efforts to produce 25,000 tonnes of cocoa and process at least half of its output in the next 10 years, according to its minister of trade, Bernadette Legzim-Balouki.

Togo Cocoa

Uganda to double cocoa output in 2019

Uganda plans to double its cocoa production levels by the end of 2019, the Cocoa Development Project (CDP) revealed.

Uganda Cocoa

Interview: “Nigeria faces serious cocoa packaging problems”

Nigeria’s cocoa market is currently facing a shortage of hydrocarbon-free jute bags used in cocoa packaging, which is proving to be detrimental to its export trade.

Cocoa Nigeria

Interview: “It's the Nigerian government's responsibility to improve cocoa quality”

Nigerian cocoa traders are not having the best of times due to the numerous problems besetting them.

Nigeria Cocoa

Increasing added-value cocoa is key to boosting Nigerian market

Despite efforts to grind a substantial portion of its cocoa over a century after its first shipment of beans, Nigeria still exports a large percentage of its product in the same raw form.

Nigeria Cocoa

Is Nigeria’s 10-year national cocoa plan now on the back burner?

Almost three years after Nigeria’s cocoa plan was set up, progress is lacking institutional driving force, bringing it almost to a halt.

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