Fine flavor cocoa in Ghana: reaching high value markets

Reports/papers (non-specific)
, 28 pages
PDF (1013.83 KB)
Published: November 2012
ISBN: 9781843698630
Product code:16036IIED

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.