Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana makes strides

The Executive Director of Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) at New Akim Tafo in the Eastern region of Ghana, Dr. Frank Amoah has described CRIG as a world class cocoa research centre in Africa that has made giant strides in developing cocoa planting materials to improve cocoa production. Dr. Amoah made the statement when fifty six (56) medical students who are concurrently training as military officers from Francophone African countries accompanied by nine Ghanaian military personnel from Accra paid a visit to CRIG to learn at first hand the operations of the Institute. Dr. Amoah reiterated that CRIG’s strides in developing Hybrid cocoa was to improve the quality of planting materials to withstand the effects of climate change, improve the socio-economic posture of the farmer, manage pests and diseases, entomology as well as testing and recommending chemicals to be used on cocoa crops.



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