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EU threatens to ban cocoa from Ghana over galamsey which is causing land degradation

The European Union has threatened to ban cocoa from Ghana if the impact of illegal mining in the country.

Speaking in a meeting at the National Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Minning on Thursday, April 15, 2021, Dr. Emmanuelpp Agyemang Dwomoh, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Agronomy and Quality Control at COCOBOD 8revealed his fears about the impact of the ban on Ghana’s  development.

Dr. Agyemang Dwomoh urged that quick intervention ⁸has to be put in place to prevent such sanction.

He furtherly explained that the European Union is on  of is still on the banning process because areas shown in satellites images in several years ago to have be producing a lot of cocoa in Ghana have all experienced Land degradation.

“The effect of this illegal Minning activities on our cocoa farms is very bad. Through this mining activities, we have lost most of our crops in our farm”

And it’s not only the crops that we have lost, we have also lost our soil fertility.

Meanwhile in January 2021, the European Union promised that, it will contribute €25 million to improve the economic, environmental and social sustainability of Ghana, Cameroon and Cote D’Ivore

 

 

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