Three hardworking Ghanaian farmers have been honored with the 2017 international cocoa award for their high quality, flavored and diversified cocoa product.
The three farmers, John Kofi Asiamah, Simon Marfo and Noah Oben won the 2017 edition of cocoa excellence and international cocoa award in Paris, France, after beating out strong competitors from over 40 countries.
Their prizes where presented to them by the organisers of the award which was collected on their behalf by COCOBOD officials who also gave the lucky 3 c5000 for making the country proud.
At the competition, over 166 beans samples were collected from 40 different countries and carefully processed into liquor and untempered chocolate which then had to undergo blind sensory evaluation by international experts who were also participants of the cocoa of excellence technical committee.
Afterwards,the number of samples are trimmed down to 50 which were again processed into tempered and molded chocolate and presented for evaluation by a broader panel of 41.
At the ceremony, the CEO of COCOBOD Joseph Boahen Audio said the the competition was to bring high quality sensory evaluation experts together while bringing know-how, market opportunities and incentives for safeguarding cocoa diversity to Farming communities.
“Participating countries gain global recognition as the program provides a platform for cocoa producers to meet representatives from the cocoa and chocolate industry. It also creates an opportunity to be recognized globally as a producer of cocoa with exceptional and diverse quality” he said.
Well Done Great Farmers! We Celebrated You!