Cocoa is the main agricultural export in Ghana. It is also the main cash crop in the country. In fact, Ghana is ranked number two in cocoa production just after Ivory Coast. In this article, we will talk more about the cocoa processing companies in Ghana as well as their location and useful contact information. Are you a businessman, seeking a job or a farmer? This information would be useful. Read on!
The cocoa production in Ghana
Cocoa production in Ghana began in the 1870’s. And by 1911 Ghana was already the world's leading cocoa producer . At the time, Ghana was contributing to 30-40% of the world’s total input of cocoa. In the late 1970’s, prices for cocoa in most countries dropped and Ghanaian farmers had to look for alternatives. This forced most of the farmers to stop producing cocoa and farm other crops.
In the early 1980’s the situation worsened due to droughts and this led to Ghana’s production to fall to 12% of the world’s total production. This situation was intervened by the World Bank which laid adjustment programs to help the country’s economy recover.
Cocoa buying and selling is regulated by the Cocoa Marketing Board. Most cocoa production in Ghana is done by small-scale farmers on small plots.
List of cocoa processing companies in Ghana
Below is a list of companies that process cocoa in Ghana.
1. Plot Enterprise Gh
Plot Enterprise is a cocoa processing company in Ghana that has its factories in Takoradi, Western Ghana. The region, Takoradi, is one the biggest cocoa producing areas in Ghana. Takoradi is a suitable location for the company due to the good transport systems present for transporting cocoa to international markets.
Products manufactured by plot enterprise Ghana include;
- Natural Ghana Cocoa Liquor- from fermented cocoa beans.
- Natural Ghana cocoa cake- made from pressed cocoa liquor
- Natural Ghana cocoa butter
- Natural Ghana cocoa powder – which is made from processed chocolate liquor.
Plot Enterprise Gh contact information;
Email address: email@example.com
More information can be found on the Plot Enterprise website.
2. Cocoa Processing Company Limited
Cocoa Processing Company Limited is a cocoa processing company located in Tema. It was started in 1965.
The company has three factories - two of which are cocoa factories while one is a confectionery factory.
Inside the cocoa factories, cocoa beans are processed into products such as butter, cocoa liquor, powder or natural cake.
Cocoa Processing Company Limited has achieved great success over the years and have won multiple local and international quality awards. Cocoa Processing Company Limited has one of the best Ghana chocolate making factories. In 2002, nine products from Cocoa Processing Company Limited were presented at the World Quality Selection. The company managed to score a gold in eight of their products while one received a silver.
Some of their products include chocolate bars, chocolate dragée, chocolate spread, drinking chocolate and chocolate couverture.
The company's flagship products include; golden tree chocolate bars which include kingsbite, oranco, akuafo, coffeechoc, protem pride, protem nut tettehquarshie (TQ) and aspire.
Cocoa Processing Company Limited contact information;
Telephone: +233-0303-212153 /+233- 0303-212154
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3. ADM Company Ltd
ADM Company is a multinational food processing company that was established in 1902. The company has more than 270 plants and more than 500 procurement facilities in different countries. It has over 26,000 employees in their processing plants which are located in different countries. In Ghana, the company is strategically located in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, closer to the cocoa farmers.
ADM Company Ltd contact information;
Telephone: 032 2049201/ 032 2049506 or visit their ADM company website.
4. Ceres Demeter Ltd
Ceres Company Ltd is a cocoa company located at the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. The company was incorporated in Ghana in 1998 and since then, it has grown to be one of the largest cocoa processing companies in the country. Other than cocoa processing, the company also engages in businesses such as fishing and mining.
Ceres Demeter Ltd contact information;
Telephone: +233 (0)266 322559 | +233 (0)200 201 011
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Alternative email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cargill is an American company that was founded back in 1865. It has been conducting its operations in Ghana for more than 40 years.
They are located in Tema where they have been operating a processing plant since 2008.
Cargill in Ghana deals with animal feeds and production of cocoa products.
Cargill contact information;
Telephone: +233 303 318 370
More so, you can visit their website for any other information you’d like to know.
6. Delfi Ventures
Delfi Ventures is a cocoa processing company located in Accra. Delfi Ventures was started by a young passionate lady, Ida Kuekey, a graduate at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Ghana. She makes her own quality chocolate brands under the name De’Laugh Chocolates.
Delfi Ventures contact information;
Telephone: 024 4741557 / 024 4534881.
List of cocoa buying companies in Ghana
Below is a list of companies in Ghana that buy cocoa.
Cargill is a licensed cocoa buying company in Ghana after it was given an official license by the Ghanaian Cocoa Board (COCOBOD). The company buys cocoa beans directly from farmers which significantly reduces the money lost through middlemen.
More so, it has an amazing payment system which allows farmers to get their money through mobile transfer systems. In 2017 more than 10,000 farmers benefited from Cargill’s electronic money transfer. This is expected to continue as it is a very convenient way of making payments to the cocoa farmers.
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2. Armajaro Ltd
Armajaro Ltd a multinational company found in May of 1998 by Richard Gower. The company has its headquarters in the United States. In Ghana, the company is located in Accra. It is among the largest cocoa buying companies in Ghana, trading around 80,000 tons of cocoa bought from Ghanaian farmers each year. The company works closely with its customers through training programs to ensure that farmers get extra knowledge and skills required in cocoa farming.
You can reach Armajaro through the following contacts:;
Telephone: +233 302 214-600, 307 012-170/1, 307 011-282/3
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Or, you can visit their official website
3. Kumankoma Company Limited (KCL)
Kumankoma Company Limited is a licensed company that buys cocoa beans in Ghana. Kumankoma is located at Adum, Kumasi. The company has been buying cocoa beans from Cocoa Abrabopa Association members since 2013. Their partnership with the Cocoa Abrabopa Association has played a great role in ensuring that there is a fair share of the profits between the company and the farmers in the cocoa trade.
KCL has made great achievements in the trade by introducing mobile transfers and maintaining direct contact with its employees. Farmers trading with the company will also be able to repay their loans or communicate with the company directly using the company's software.
Kumankoma contact information:
Telephone: +233(0)322037565 / 39927
Cocoa business is a very important trade in the economy of Ghana as it has, among many other reasons, employed thousands of farmers and workers and its contribution to Ghana’s economy can’t be ignored. However, it can't be surprising to know that only a small number of farmers appear to dominate cocoa production. Not anymore! With the names and contacts of the cocoa processing companies in Ghana, you are more capable to make that important decision regarding cocoa buying companies and cocoa processing companies in Ghana.