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15-05-2017
PRESS RELEASE: COCOBOD ANNOUNCES SUBSIDY ON COCOA FERTILIZERS

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) wishes to inform the General Public, especially, its cherished cocoa farmers that beginning May, 2017, Cocoa Fertilizers will be offered to farmers at a subsidy.

Under a new policy directive by Management of COCOBOD to enhance farmers’ access to cocoa fertilizers to improve yield of cocoa farms and their incomes, a bag of the granular fertilizer is now being offered to cocoa farmers at GHc 80.00, and a litre of the Liquid fertilizer is GHc 20.00, representing subsidy of 53.4% and 81.03% respectively.

Currently, the average purchase price per bag of granular fertilizer is GHc171.75 and a litre of Liquid fertilizer is GHc105.00.

Cocoa farmers are hereby being advised to insist on buying the fertilizers at the subsidized price from Cocoa Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs), Cocoa Inputs Companies, Offices of Cocoa Farmers’ Associations and Private Inputs Distributors across the country.

Meanwhile, Management of COCOBOD would like to encourage its hardworking cocoa farmers to seize the opportunity in this new arrangement and apply only approved fertilizers on their farms at the right time for maximum impact.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE