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Kuapa Kokoo

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Topic: 
farmer organization
Keywords: 
agricultural services, capacity building, cooperatives, farm management, ghana
Lead: 

When internal marketing of cocoa was liberalized in Ghana, a group of farmers led by Nana Frimpong Abrebrese established Kuapa Kokoo as a farmer’s cooperative in 1993 with assistance from Twin Limited UK . Two years later, the union received its first Fairtrade certification. The cooperative works at improving the social, economic and political wellbeing of its members. Kuapa Kookoo simply means Good Cocoa Farming. Its vision is to become a leading, caring, efficient and the most globally recognised cooperative in cocoa production and marketing in Ghana. Mission: Kuapa Kokoo seeks to develop itself into a formidable farmer-based organisation capable of mobilising quality cocoa products, improving the livelihood of members and satisfying customers. Core values: - Transparency, - Democracy, - Equity, -Commitment, - Care for Community. Its objectives are - To provide a medium for the social, economic and political empowerment of cocoa farmers. - Enhance the participation of women in the decision making process at all levels of operation and organisation.- Encourage environmentally sustainable cocoa production processes.

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