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Should Ghana give a discount on main crop cocoa beans to local cocoa processors? Ensuring value for money in agriculture: the policy challenge and efficiency spending

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Contents

1. Statement of the problem
2. Introduction
3. Cocoa in Ghana
4. The policy framework and institutional environment of cocoa processing
5. Options for discussion
6. Conclusion

This case study on Ghana formed part of the CABRI dialogue on ensuring value for money in the agriculture sector. Should Ghana continue to export its raw cocoa beans or encourage domestic processing of its beans? If so, what should the conditions of price and non-price incentives be? This report discusses different value-for-money options for the country’s cocoa bean production.

Year: 2013 Theme: Value for money, Agriculture Countries: Ghana Language: English

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