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Ghana: chocolate sector marches ahead

Cocoa is Ghana’s third highest economic contributor after gold and oil and makes the nation the world’s second largest producer of the ‘brown gold’. While Ghana’s in situ cocoa bean treatment business has been patchy at best, government authorities have recently made local cocoa transformation and consumption official priorities. This new policy approach appears to…

Cameroon – Euphrasie Mbamba, rising star of next gen bean-to-bar chocolate

A native of Cameroon, Euphrasie Mbamba is the founder of artisan luxury chocolate boutique Sigōji. From its two locations in Ciney and Rochefort, in Belgium’s Wallonia region of Namur, Sigōji employs 6 professionals and produces 8 tonnes of chocolate a year. RESSOURCES: In only four short years since Sigōji opened its doors, you have already…

Délia DIABANGOUYA, Co-Fondatrice CHOCOTOGO (Togo)

Togo and Gabon: two promising outsiders

As the sixth largest cocoa producer in Africa, and with 2017/2018 volumes of just 9,000 tonnes (ICCO data) Togo is tiny in comparison with the continent’s two cocoa giants, Ivory Coast, and Ghana. Although the ‘brown gold’ accounts for little in terms of GDP, it is nonetheless an important export commodity and provides a living…