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Some Challenges in the Cocoa industry, Etoa, Pierre , Chocoa 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014, Potts, Jason, and Lynch Matthew , 06/2014, p.135-155, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Open Data Barometer - 2013 Global Report, Davies, Tim , (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Challenges of farmers’ innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia A, Gebre, Girma Gezimu, and Zegeye Dawit Mamo , International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, 05/2014, Volume 2, Issue 5, Ethiopia, p.223, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Partnerships intervening in global food chains: the emergence of co-creation in standard-setting and certification, Vellema, Sietze, and van Wijk Jeroen , Journal of Cleaner Production, 04/2014, Volume XXX, Netherlands, p.9, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
SOLOMON ISLANDS COCOA VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS, Vadnjal, Dan, and Pelomo Moses , 04/2014, p.35, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Effect of crude oil price on Cocoa production in Nigeria (1961-2008): A cointergration and error correction modelling approach, Binuomote, S. O., and Odeniyi K. A. , Wilolud Journal, 09/2013, Volume 3, Issue 23, Nigeria, p.30, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Small-scale versus large-scale cocoa farming in Cameroon. Which farm type is more ready for the future?, Fule, Chi Bemieh , Department of Economics, 06/2013, Volume European Erasmus Mundus Master Program: Agricultural Food and Environmental, Uppsala, p.54, (2013) , (Academic Publication)

The Partially Liberalized Cocoa Sector in Ghana

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TitleThe Partially Liberalized Cocoa Sector in Ghana
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKolavalli, Shashidhara, Vigneri Marcella, Maamah Haruna, and Poku John
Date Published09/2012
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsCOCOBOD, liberalization, licensed buying companies, Producer price determination, quality control, service provision
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The cocoa sector in Ghana is one of few examples of an export commodity sector in an African country that has withstood the pressure to fully liberalize. Despite substantial government control over internal and external marketing via the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the current institutional arrangement is able to pass on a significant share of export prices to farmers, a key objective of the liberalization of commodity markets in Africa. As Ghana continues to capitalize on its recent discovery of off-shore oil reserves, the government and donors alike are concerned that the competitiveness of the cocoa sector may be threatened. The overall objective of this study is to examine the competitiveness of the cocoa sector by focusing on four aspects of the current set of institutions, including (1) the process of determining producer prices; (2) the outcomes of the introduction of private licensed buying companies; (3) COCOBOD’s role in maintain quality, and the costs and benefits of this process; and (4) trends in COCOBOD expenditure on the provision of various goods and services.