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Objectives and Functions of the Board
All these operations, handled by various subsidiaries and divisions of COCOBOD, are gracefully coordinated and blended together to yield good results for the cocoa industry and the national economy.
The functions of COCOBOD centre on the production, research, extension, internal and external marketing and quality control. The functions are classified into two main sectors; Pre-harvest and Post-harvest which are performed by specialised divisions of the Board.
The Pre-harvest Sector functions which are performed by the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), the Seed Production Division (SPD) and the Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) deal with fundamental issues on actual cocoa production at the farm gate level.
The Post-harvest Sector functions are undertaken by the Quality Control Company Limited (QCCL) and the Cocoa Marketing Company (CMC) Limited.
The Post-harvest activities of COCOBOD start with quality control measures of QCC which farmers must observe to facilitate the acceptance of their produce at the buying centres by the licensed buying companies engaged in internal marketing of cocoa at the time.