The Ghana Cocoa Board is hosting this year’s Cocoa Day celebration today October 1, at Akim-Tafo in the Eastern Region with a focus on how to attract the youth to engage in cocoa farming.
The event is on the theme: “Sustainable Cocoa Production, the Role of the Youth.”
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says this year’s theme is built around the youth because they constitute the future of the industry.
Mr Noah Amenyah, Public Affairs Manager of Cocobod, briefing the media said the issue of the dominance of aged farmers in cocoa production threatens the future of the cocoa industry.
He’s underscored the need to get the youth attracted to cocoa farming, to enable the country sustain cocoa production in the country.
October 1, since 2006 has been earmarked as the Cocoa Day celebration every year to create awareness about the cocoa industry.