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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.
Millions of farmers in Africa depend on export markets for their livelihoods, but small farmers were missing out on this market.
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