Ghana Cocoa Board COCOBOD says it is optimistic that it will achieve its targeted yield for the 2015-2016 crop-year harvest target of 850,000 metric tonnes. It will though the harsh weather conditions at the start of this year impacted negatively on farming activities.
Cocobod’s Public Affairs Manager, Noah Kwasi Amenyah said, we are trying to achieve our target for 2015/2016. We set for ourselves 850,000 metric tonnes (m/t) and so far, from the production that we have had till now, we are about to achieving it.
He also said the weather conditions will not affect cocoa yields output. If you compare the production levels of last year and this year, it shows an improvement; that Ghana is doing well in spite of the fact weather was ruthless and the harmattan season was very long.
Noah Kwasi Amenyah we are going to achieve the target that we have set for ourselves because the performance has been good.
Cocobod’s Public Affairs Manager said COCOBOD set a target up from the 800,000 metric tonnes from the previous crop season, 850,000 metric tonnes for the 2015/2016. As last year many factors were involved including unfavorable weather conditions that become the cause of the company missing its target.
In the meantime, the Finance Ministry has offered a paper to Parliament by asking for approval to enable the Cocobod raise US$2billion from a consortium of international.
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