MONROVIA – Liberia’s cocoa production sector has received a big boast, following the certification of a privately owned accredited and recognized local Agri company Atlantic Cocoa Export& Processing Company (ACPEC by KIWA BCS Garantie GmbH-f.
Making the disclosure Friday, Atlantic Cocoa Export & Processing Company Chief Executive Officer Clemenceau Wilfred Urey told newsmen in a press conference that the recognition places Liberia amongst a list of selected countries in the world trading in organic certified cocoa produced and sold on the world market.
This according to him is an opportunity for improvement in the cocoa sector, stressing that the leverage will share with the government and other Cocoa Farmers across the country.
“This means, there is a need for local farmers to produce more quality cocoa, so that they can benefit needed revenues,” Urey told newsmen.
All finances, according to him, was made available by his company, by borrowing money, even though according to him, the government should have shouldered the responsibility.
“We will work with all the exporters and other stakeholders who would like to work with us,” he said.
“In fact, in many instances, it is governments that undertakes such an effort as part of improving the enabling environments for farmers to improve their incomes and their lives,” Urey noted.