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March 19, 2012

Ghanaian cocoa farmers to undergo training

Cargill, multinational company and major purchaser of cocoa, is to partner with the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to train 15,000 farmers in better cultivation methods.

15,000 farmers in the cocoa farming communities of Ashanti and Western regions will participate in the programme designed to help them  'adopt better farming practices so they can improve the quality
and size of their yields,' according to  Cargill official.

The official said, "In farmer field-schools, farmers will receive extensive training to help them rejuvenate cocoa farms and apply best agricultural practices related to pest-control, harvest and post-harvest practices."


Cocobod's extension services will be the project's implementing partner.

 
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