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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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Nigerian cocoa revolution project leads to first chocolate factory

Five years ago, the rehabilitation of the more than half-a-century old Oda cocoa estate began in Nigeria, under a Cocoa Revolution Programme (CRP). This has paved the way for the first chocolate factory in the West African country.

Cocoa Nigeria

West African Cocoa producers face uncertain future over climate change

Cocoa producers in West African countries face an uncertain future as climate change threatens the crop’s sustainability.

Cocoa Côte d'Ivoire

Ghana cocoa sector seeks increased trade with China

As the West African country aims to produce 1-1.5 million tonnes by 2020 as well find new markets for its processed cocoa, Ghana is also looking to boost its collaboration with China within the sector.

Ghana China

West African cocoa producers shift attention to grinding

In the next 2-4 years, key West African cocoa producers are set to grind more of their own cocoa and earn a bigger share of the cocoa and chocolate sector.

Cocoa Côte d'Ivoire

Nigeria misses cocoa output target

Nigeria has made efforts for almost two decades to increase its cocoa production to half a million tonnes but has yet to succeed.

Cocoa Nigeria

Global Outlook 2018: African cocoa excess likely to continue

The global cocoa industry witnessed some market-shaping headlines in 2017 with some of these events set to impact the outlook for 2018.

Cocoa Côte d'Ivoire
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