Barry Callebaut acquires Nyonkopa
By Laura Aiken
Ghana – Barry Callebaut has obtained Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Company in Ghana.
Nyonkopa is among the top 10 private licensed buying companies in Ghana authorized by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to buy cocoa from farmers and to sell it to the Cocoa Marketing Company of the COCOBOD, reports Barry Callebaut in a news release.
The COCOBOD oversees the cocoa sector in Ghana, including quality control, sales and marketing. Nyonkopa Cocoa was founded in 2012 and became operational in the 2013/2014 crop season. The company has about 100 employees and 600 purchasing clerks, and is buying cocoa from over 10,000 cocoa farmers spread across 34 districts in Ghana’s main cocoa regions.
Nyonkopa will be integrated into the Biolands Group, Barry Callebaut’s direct sourcing organization, so far present in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania.