Most cocoa farmers have never tasted chocolate- John Dumelo

Celebrated actor, politician and farmer John Dumelo has drummed home the need to equip local farmers with logistics so that they can be more competitive.

He shared this perspective during the 3business agribusiness dialogue on Wednesday, October 26.

According to Mr Dumelo, “We have to look at adding value to our produce and also post-harvest losses.“Most cocoa farmers haven’t tasted chocolate before yet we are the net exporter of cocoa.”

James Boateng, the 2018 National Best Farmer, stated during the occasion that Ghana has to increase its agricultural output. He claimed that technology needed to be used to increase productivity.

He said, “We are not even applying the little technology that we have.“I don’t know why we can’t grow tomatoes and onions in Ghana to the extent that we buy from Burkina Faso.

We have issues with logistics.”He added “We need to look at our inputs. Ghana 2019 did quite well in terms of the provision of inputs and in turn, our maize production increased.”


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