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Nigeria Hikes Target on Cocoa Production , Nzeka, Uche M., and Nicely Russ , 05/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Evaluating the Effect of Logistical Drivers on Cocoa Supply Chain in Ghana: A Case of Transroyal Ghana Limited, Asamoah, David, Arthur Yarhands Dissou, and Stephen Assane , International Journal of Business and Social Science , March 2013, Volume Vol. 4, Issue No. 3, USA, p.195, (2013) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa market update - March 2012, World Cocoa Foundation , Cocoa market update, 2012///, (2012) , (Practical Publication)
Certified cocoa: scaling up farmer participation in West Africa, Paschall, Melissa, and Seville Don , Case Study Series - New Business Models for Sustainable Trading Relationships, 2012///, (2012) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa in Ghana: shaping the success of an economy, Kolavalli, Shashi, and Vigneri Marcella , Yes, Africa can: success stories from a dynamic continent, 2011///, Washington, D.C., USA, p.201 - 217, (2011) , (Practical Publication)
Marketing reforms in Ghana's cocoa sector, Laven, Anna , 2009///, (2009) , (Practical Publication)

An overview of cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

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TitleAn overview of cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationUndated
AuthorsCommerce, Federation of Cocoa
Publication Languageeng
Keywordschains & relations, farmers & traders, trade & industry, transport & storage

The cocoa production and marketing in West Africa (specifically Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana) is presented. Tabular information on the structure of the cocoa industries in 8 major cocoa producing countries is provided, including that of Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Nigeria. The process of cocoa cultivation and marketing involves the following steps: (1) development from flower to pod over 5 months; (2) harvest of ripe pods; (3) field storage of pods for 0-10 days; (4) pod opening and wet bean removal; (5) fermentation 5-6 days; (6) drying 2-12 days; (7) presentation of cocoa for sale by farmers; (8) storage at collection centre; (9) storage in export store ; (10) marine transport to Europe; (11) storage of cocoa in consuming countries; and (12) conversion into cocoa products.