• Ghana
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 11, 2018
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.60 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.60 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jan 21, 2020

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Project Description

The cocoa sector, which is the single most important source of income for farmers in Ghana, faces several challenges.
There is a decline in world prices affecting the financial situation of the organization managing the sector, COCOBOD.
There are also structural problems such as the large number of aging or diseased trees, which need to be replaced, the low level of productivity, which discourages farmers from remaining in the sector, and smuggling.

The project aims to finance:

  • new investments in IT solutions will reduce or eliminate leakages so that subsidies reach the farmers, and
  • several studies to generate new knowledge, improve the effectiveness of COCOBOD, encourage private sector participation, enable higher and less volatile farm gate prices, and promote collaboration with Côte d’Ivoire.

    Studies includes an analysis of the challenges involved in private sector input supply and develop an approach appropriate to Ghanain context, and promoting collaboration with Côte d’Ivoire through sharing of information and new research between the countries.

The primary beneficiaries will be cocoa farmers, many of whom are producing below the productive capacity of their cocoa farms and will therefore see their income increase through improved performance in the cocoa sector.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)

Total cost: 5000000
Currency: UAC

Source(s) of financing
ADF: 5000000

Contact Information

Task Manager: IBRAHIM Amadou, ECGF / no contact details provided at the time of disclosure


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