Business News of 2014-07-20

Gov’t determined to improve cocoa industry

The introduction of the Hi-Tech programme is a testimony of government’s determination to help improve the cocoa industry.

Mr.Randy Nkrumah, District Manager of Duakwa Depot of the Cocoa Merchant, a licensed cocoa-buying company in the country, made the statement at a meeting of cocoa farmers of the company in the Agona Area at the week-end.

He stated that the introduction of the Hi-Tech programme has helped to reduce poverty among farmers.

He was emphatic that the mass cocoa spraying exercise introduced years back, was part of the Hi-Tech cocoa production method.

The District Manager stressed that the mass spraying, when embraced by cocoa farmers in the country, would definitely help increase their yield.

Source: GNA
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