The attention of management of Kuapa Kooko has-been drawn to attempts by some self-seeking members of the organization to tarnish the hard won reputation of the Cooperative Farmers Union.
KUAPA KOKOO PAPA PAA!!
“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.”
OUR TELE-AGRIC MODEL
MPA and KKFU have designed a TeleAgric project by setting up a TeleAgric Centre to provide remote support to farmers.The TeleAgric Centre will provide a technology-driven, climate-smart agricultural system to bridge the gap between cocoa farmers, agricultural inputs and technical extension services by providing timely information and advisory support to address the needs of farmers and improve cocoa productivity. Find our Objectives below
FARMING BEST PRACTICES
Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative Cocoa Farmers and Marketing Union Limited (KKFU) formerly known as Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union is Ghana’s pioneer and the leading producer of ethical cocoa beans. Established in 1993 with 2000 farmers and currently has 100,000 registered farmers across Ghana. KKFU is certified under three certification schemes namely: FairTrade, UTZ and Rainforest Alliance.
Our vision is to become a leading, caring, efficient and the most globally recognised cooperative in cocoa production and marketing in Ghana.
– Care for Community
OUR 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.
All 57 cocoa districts under the Union have been registered as Co-operative Societies. The Zones (communities) have not been independently registered yet but are still recognized as a means of organizing members under the co-operative societies. The main benefits that members stand to gain from the new structure are: improved Ownership, improved Compliance, improved Commitment, increased transparency, increased accountability, democracy and capacity development.
MPA and KKFU has partnered to leverage on SDGs to improve health and promote innovative agricultural concepts to achieve food security and end poverty.
- CHIEF NAT
Country Director, MPA/1mCHW
Kuapa Kokoo is about the best thing that has happened to Bayerebon No.3 in the last ten years. Our dilapidated primary school building was pulled down about seven years ago and a new six classroom block with a library, head teacher’s office and store constructed for our wards.
- Elias Mohammed
Recorder of Bayerebon No.3 Kuapa Kokoo Society
Kuapa is different in that it pays farmers extra bonus of GHC2.00 per bag aside the government’s bonus of GHC2.50p. Kuapa also gives farmers machete and supplies approved and quality insecticides on credit. These policies has improved my finances and enabled me to build a house, owned 2 commercial vehicles and expanded my farm size to 24 acres.
- Yaw Sraha
District President – Goaso / Asmura (DEC)
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