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2012 National Best Cocoa Farmer visits the UK



The 2012 National Best Cocoa Farmer, Agyenim Boateng Agyapong paid a courtesy call on H.E. Prof. Kwaku Danso Boafo, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of his 10 day tour of the country.

Agyapong, who is visiting the UK as part of his prize from Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) for winning the 2012 National Best Cocoa farmer award was accompanied to the Ghana High Commission by his spouse Madam Mary Owusu Agyemang, Noah kwasi Amenyah, Public Affairs Manager, COCOBOD and Moussa Lenboni, Manager, Ghana Cocoa Marketing Company UK Limited.

Prof. Danso Boafo in his welcome address congratulated Agyapong and Madam Agyemang for their hard work and combined effort, which has won Agyapong the Best Cocoa Farmer award.

He was particularly pleased that for the second time, COCOBOD is sponsoring the spouse of the Best Farmer to accompany him abroad. This, he said, is a confirmation of the supporting role spouses play in the lives of National Best Cocoa Farmers in particular, and farmers as a whole. ‘Your spouse work tirelessly behind the scenes to enable you to attain this enviable award’, he added.

The High Commissioner assured them that the Government of Ghana is keen to ensure the welfare of cocoa farmers because of the important role they play in the economy.

He urged COCOBOD to continue with its campaign to encourage the local consumption of cocoa to reduce the overdependence on the international market to buy Ghana’s cocoa especially in the face of prevailing decline in the world market price of cocoa.

Agyenim Boateng Agyapong thanked the Government of Ghana through COCOBOD for offering cocoa farmers incentives and good prices for their produce, as well as, supporting them to increase their yield.

Agyapong assured all that Ghanaian cocoa farmers will do whatever it takes to ensure the Ghana cocoa industry is sustained for years to come.

Amenyah also took the opportunity to update Prof. Danso Boafo on the successes chalked to date with the COCOBOD campaign to encourage local consumption of cocoa in Ghana.

He said to further boost the consumption of cocoa products in the country, COCOBOD in conjunction with stakeholders in the cocoa industry organised a National Cocoa Festival in September 2013 to drum home the need to consume cocoa for its numerous benefits.

He noted that COCOBOD has introduced two new awards; the Best Cocoa Journalist and the Best Cocoa Research awards.

Agyenim Boateng Agyapong has 338,404 acres of hybrid cocoa farm located at Agyapongkrom II in the Juaboso District of the Western North Region and employs 46 farm hands.

He owns a warehouse where truckloads of cocoa are deposited every week. In 2011/2012 season, he produced 5,205 bags of dried cocoa beans to win the National Best Cocoa Farmer award.

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