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Kwame Nkrumah’s Ambition: A Poverty of the Cocoa Farmer

George Stigler, the 1982 laureate in Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science stated that “…the machinery and power of the state- is a potential resource or threat to every industry in the society. With its power to prohibit or compel, to take or give money, the state can and does...Read more

Factors that Ministry of Food and Agriculture must consider for sustainable Agricultural policies

An efficient conceptualization, formulation and implementation, of any agricultural policy, must consider the following questions: What are the policy objectives? Do current policies meet objectives? What are the characteristics of a new policy set? How to implement new policies? How to monitor...Read more

Agricultural Policies vs Political Rhetoric: A vicious cycle in Ghanaian Political Environment

Governments all over the world implement agricultural policies with the ultimate goal of achieving specific outcomes: guaranteed supply level, price stability, product quality, product selection, land use or employment. Understandably, many experts argue that economies have an objective in...Read more

CAL salutes Ghana's gallant farmers

Gold did not make anybody rich Pre-independence. We had a very few people who had a bit of gold here and there. We've always had a lot of timber and many other things. But the point is, nothing really made anybody rich in Ghana except farming. In the development of this country, our demographics...Read more

The Poor Produce the Golden Bean, the Irony of Ghana’s Cocoa Sector | ILAPI

Cocoa, a cash crop referred to in this article as the golden bean because of its enormous benefits is produced in Eastern, Western, Ashanti and other parts of Ghana. Historically, it is believed that Tetteh Quarshie brought cocoa to Ghana from Fernando Po (in modern day Equatorial Guinea) in the...Read more

New Year Message From Center For Agro Liberty (CAL) to All Farmers

Cal writes to awesomely welcome all our gallant Farmers to 2019, the year of our Lord. You and I are in 2019 by His Grace and nothing else. Remember the Lord your God, in everything you do from today in order to enjoy good things from Him. This year, you shall prosper, you shall come face-to-face...Read more

Season Greetings to our Gallant Farmers - ILAPI

Today marks another milestone in the annual celebration of our farmers, since 1985 after the devastating and poor harvest of crops in 1982 and 1983 crop seasons.Farmers Day was instituted in 1985 by the Ghana government after the industries showed a 30 percent growth in 1984. This was a significant...Read more

Ghana to lose position on World cocoa league - CAL

Government has on Monday, November 19 2018, commenced engagements with cocoa farmers across the country seeking to strengthen interaction with the Cocoa Sector. The engagements began in Koforidua, Tafo in the Eastern Region and will continue in other Cocoa growing districts in Brong-Ahafo, Ashanti,...Read more

Farmers should fix cocoa price not gov’t - CAL

The Centre For Agro Liberty (CAL), a policy research organisation, is calling for a review of the pricing of cocoa so that farmers can determine their own price for the cash crop. The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akoto Owusu Afriyie, recently announced that the government will maintain the producer...Read more

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