Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the state entity that supervises Ghana's cocoa sector operations, recently launched a pilot phase deployment report of a Cocoa Management System, intended to be an integrated online portal, to inform its operations and ensure efficient management of Ghana's cocoa industry.
The Cocoa Management System (CMS) is expected to be a web-based platform that will digitally capture the demographics of cocoa producers, cocoa farmer cooperatives, farm sizes, agro-input supplies, payment transactions and smoothen the implementation of value added services such as Ghana Cocoa Farmers’ Pension Scheme.
Speaking to Agricinafrica Media, an official clarified that the CMS will enhance transparency, and provide deeper insights into cocoa sector sustainability operations in Ghana implemented by third party entities. Additionally, it is intended to minimize duplication of data collection activities within the cocoa value chain.
According to Ghana's authorities at the launch event, this initiative is part of the country's digitization agenda to formalize the economy to promote transparency in supply chains and boost productivity.
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