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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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Nigeria expects to lose 30% of its cocoa output this year

Cocoa in the 2019/20 season is giving Nigeria a cause for concern, the president of the country’s cocoa association indicates.

Nigeria Cocoa

Global Outlook: Ivory Coast and Ghana’s LID dominates cocoa sector

Last year’s IEG Vu Global Outlook indicated that the unease which followed the drastic fall in global cocoa prices in 2017 and the new attempt by major producers to gain control of pricing, would likely continue in the year just ending.

Côte d'Ivoire Ghana

“There is no doubt cocoa will replace oil in Nigeria’s Delta State”

Delta State, a major crude oil-producing area in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta region, is shifting attention to cocoa production.

Cocoa Nigeria

Cameroon attracting younger farmers to boost cocoa production

Cameroon, the world’s fifth-largest cocoa producer, is attracting young farmers to its cocoa industry in order to increase cocoa production.

Cocoa Cameroon

Madagascar: High quality cocoa, low production share

Madagascar is home to some of the world’s finest flavoured cocoa beans, but accounts for only a small share of global output.

Madagascar Cocoa

Ghana’s commodity exchange set to improve agricultural sector

Farmers of agricultural commodities in Ghana are optimistic that the Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) will help them generate higher incomes.

Cocoa Ghana
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