ABOCFA, a cooperative of organic producers in Ghana where we have been sourcing cacao since 2018, has been growing output steadily. However this year they expect to have a smaller crop due to black pod fungus caused by heavy rains. Additionally, challenges within Cocobod, the government-run cacao export marketing agency, have reduced the country’s ability to effectively grow exports, particularly of organics.
-- Alex Whitmore, Taza CEO
Our most recent in-person visit to ABOCFA was in October 2021.
*Price based on FOB terms and equal to the negotiated fixed price or to the negotiated premium plus the world market price on the day the contract is closed
**Price the individual farmer receives for their cacao prior to its further processing, packing and export. Taza's 2016 Transparency Report, "Let's Talk Price" provides an in-depth exploration of the topic