Fine flavor cocoa in Ghana: reaching high value markets

Accessing high-end markets can be lucrative, and therefore has the potential to raise smallholder incomes substantially – but this strategy requires specialised skills and technology, and relies on direct market linkages. This case describes a multi-sector collaboration that aims to equip Ghanaian cocoa farmers to produce fine flavour beans that would carry a substantial premium in the market. We draw lessons from both the technological and organisational aspects of the project.
 
IIED code:
16036IIED 
Published:
Nov 2012 - IIED, Sustainable Food Laboratory 
Keywords:
Markets, Agriculture 
ISBN/ISSN:
ISBN 978-1-84369-863-0 
Details:
28 pages (Book/Report) 
Language:
English