The Kuapa Kokoo Co-operative Cocoa Farmers and Marketing Union Limited (KKFU) has laid down plans to train and enroll 1500 young women into cocoa farming in the next five years.
This was disclosed at the 25th Annual Delegates Conference of the KKFU for 2018/19 in Kumasi.
The program which was dubbed 'Young women in Cocoa Projects' is geared towards empowering women and their participation in the cocoa business.
President of the KKFU, Madam Fatima Ali expressed concern about how some young females in Ghana are reluctant to venture into the cocoa sector.
According to her, the outfit was taking proactive measures in engaging the younger generation into the sector since they were the right age group who can sustain and improve the gains of the sector in the future.
"The young women are always encouraged to show interest and participate in the cocoa business. This is to ensure that they take over from the old people who are already in the sector and will retire in a few years to come. At Kuapa Kooko, our target is to empower about 1500 young women in cocoa farming in the next five years", she indicated.
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