The Ghana Cocoa Board has announced that purchases for the 2022 light crop season will cease at close of business on Thursday, 8th September 2022.
According to the Board, returns on the declared purchases will be accepted up to 4:00 pm on Thursday, 15th September in order to assist the Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) to obtain the final returns from up-country.
Ghana’s cocoa season runs two cycles consisting of the main crop season and the light crop season.
Harvest from the main crop season is mainly exported while harvest from the light crop season is discounted for local grinders.
The light crop season usually lasts for 11 weeks from June to September, while the main crop season lasts from October to May.