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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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“The quality and quantity of cocoa from Nigeria will be very high”

The abolition of Nigeria’s cocoa board has impacted the quality and quantity of the country’s crop over the past 30 years. Could a reinstatement bring about the changes it needs to improve these and pursue more added value organic products?

Nigeria Cocoa

'Our new cocoa variety will now improve Nigeria's productivity,' says CRIN

The Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN) is set to closely monitor the second distribution of its new cocoa variety, in order to raise Nigeria`s cocoa output.

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Ghana and Ivory Coast forge ahead with global cocoa price control

The world`s two largest cocoa producers, Ghana and Ivory Coast, announced in March two major steps that would help them halt the fall of cocoa prices and take control to dictate its prices.

Cocoa Côte d'Ivoire

Nigeria marks 3 decades of cocoa grinding with little progress

Nigeria has cultivated cocoa for more than 100 years, and been grinding for 30, but it still sells 80% of its annual production as raw beans to consumers in Europe, Asia and North America.    

Cocoa Nigeria

Ghana abandons cocoa producer price cut

The Ghanaian government’s decision to not cut its cocoa producer prices will provide light relief for the country’s cocoa industry and disarm stakeholders who opposed the move.

Ghana Cocoa

Cocoa price decline reverses fortunes for West African producers

Despite global cocoa prices rising in past few weeks due to the prolonged West African drought, they are still far from the record level of two years ago. How are West African producers coping and responding given that they are now considerably lower?

Cocoa Côte d'Ivoire
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