The CEO of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo lamented that Ghana could lose a significant size of cocoa lands to galamsey activities if funds to improve the livelihoods of farmers delay any further.
As a result, the Ghana COCOBOD has impressed on the African Development Bank (AfDB) to expedite processes in granting request for funding to improve the livelihood of cocoa farmers.
Ghana and Ivory Coast have jointly put in a request for funding from the AfDB.
The support is among others to support farmers who have been affected in the cutting of unproductive, diseased and over aged cocoa trees for replanting.
Mr. Boahen Aidoo made the appeal at the World Cocoa Forum partnership meetings in Washington.
He said, the cocoa rehabilitation program, “achieved little results in the past despite the supply of free seedlings to farmers because the intervention overlooked two critical issues, namely, the loss of household income and security of land tenure.”
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