Government to introduce cocoa consumption into school feeding programme – COCOBOD

General News of Thursday, 27 September 2018

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

2018-09-27

Dr. Yaw Adu Ampomah, Deputy Chief Executive in-charge of Agronomy and Quality Control

As part of the efforts to acknowledge the work of cocoa farmers to the Ghanaian economy and to promote cocoa consumption among Ghanaians, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCBOD) has officially launched its 2018 Cocoa Day Exhibition.

The Cocoa day exhibition which is an annual event will also create awareness on the health and nutritional benefits of cocoa and promotes its consumption among Ghanaians.

Speaking at the launch of Cocoa Day Exhibition, Deputy Chief Executive in-charge of Agronomy and Quality Control, COCOBOD, Dr. Yaw Adu Ampomah announced that government as part of the effort to promote Cocoa consumption is supporting COCOBOD to introduced cocoa consumption into the School Feeding Programme.

“This year the government of Ghana is supporting COCOBOD to introduce Cocoa consumption into the school feeding programme, we are going to run a pilot with about 50 communities where we are going to incorporate cocoa consumption in the school feeding programme. (This is) part of our effort to encourage cocoa consumption. We want the youth and children to know that cocoa is important” He said

Chief Director for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Mr. Robert P. Ankobiah encouraged Ghanaians to consume made in Ghana Cocoa products to generate income for the country.

A five day exhibition which started today, 27th September 2017 and taking place at the forecourt of the state house will open up avenues for various stakeholders in Cocoa business to showcase their product and also open business links and networks.

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