Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research
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Siaw LP

Siaw LP


  • Research Article
    Rethinking Ghanas Cocoa Quality: The Stake of License Buying Companies (LBCs) in Ghana
    Author(s): Ansah GO, Ofori F and Siaw LPAnsah GO, Ofori F and Siaw LP

    Grounded on the industry’s tripartite actors, coupled with the fundamental role LBCs play in the domestic supply chain of cocoa in Ghana, the study aimed at assessing major quality control practices instituted in ensuring quality cocoa in the domestic cocoa market. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed to analyses responses obtained from a sample size of ninety-five (N=95) involving 10 District Managers (DM’s) and 85 Purchasing Clerks (PC’s) of Cocoa Merchant Ghana Limited (CML). The study espoused, notwithstanding the competitive nature of the industry, major quality control practices (QCP’s) such as constant education and training of farmers on proper fermentation and all along the supply chain, efficient packaging, storage and haulage of goods in transit, drying, picking of placenta and foreign matter were instituted. Also, CML ensures that DM.. View More»

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