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GHANA COCOA BOARD

COCOA IS AN INHERENTLY SUSTAINABLE CROP, AND DOES NOT NATURALLY DEGRADE THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH IT GROWS.

GREEN CHOCOLATE Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Noah Amenyah, Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Cocoa Board, about serving farmers, protecting the environment, and managing one of the largest sectors in the Ghanaian economy. In 1947, the Ghanaian government established the Cocoa Marketing Board (COCOBOD) to encourage and facilitate the production, processing, and marketing of high-quality cocoa, coffee, and shea nut in Ghana. Today, Ghana is the second-largest producer of cocoa in the world, exporting to chocolate manufacturers worldwide, and the COCOBOD, officially renamed

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the Ghana Cocoa Board in 1979, protects Ghanaian farmers in all six regions where cocoa is grown: Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Western, and Volta. Today the COCOBOD operates through five subsidiary organizations that cover a full spectrum of services. These subsidiaries are the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), the Seed Production Division of

Sustainable Business Magazine EMEA 01/18  
Sustainable Business Magazine EMEA 01/18  

Sustainable Business Magazine EMEA 01/18

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