Book Launch -The Cocoa Coast: The Board-Managed Cocoa Sector In Ghana


After almost 20 years of declining cocoa production, Ghana has been able in the last decade to increase the share of export prices going to producers, more than doubling production. Contrary to Washington Consensus prescriptions, these accomplishments were achieved through reforms but without liberalization of domestic and export marketing.

The Cocoa Coast: The Board-Managed Cocoa Sector in Ghana seeks to understand the success of a sector that was not liberalized.

Join us for this book launch where the lead author will share three major reasons for Ghana’s success in cocoa production and commentators will reflect on development paths in the cocoa sector.

Thursday, March 08, 2018
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm (EDT)
IFPRI  | 1201 Eye St. NW  | 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

*Light lunch beginning at 11:45 am*

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Shashidhara Kolavalli, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI


Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, and Chief of Staff in the Director General’s Office, IFPRI


His Excellency Dr Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States of America

Bill Guyton, Founder, Guyton Strategies International

Simran Sethi, Fellow, Institute for Food and Development Policy

Individuals attending this event may be audiotaped, videotaped, or photographed during the course of a meeting, and by attending grant permission for their likenesses and the content of their comments, if any, to be broadcast, webcast, published, or otherwise reported or recorded. Questions? Please contact IFPRI Seminars.
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