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Prince Charles visits a cocoa farm in Kona

By Mutala Yakubu
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Prince Charles visits a cocoa farm in Kona

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles visited a cocoa farm at Kona in the Sekyere South District of the Ashanti Region as part of his four-day tour in Ghana.

42-year old Agyen Brefo a mixed crop farmer had the opportunity of hosting Prince Charles and singled out for praise for the sustainable manner in which he produced his crops.

Prince Charles has been a long-time advocate for sustainable farming and used the visit to experience how sustainable cocoa is done in Ghana.
With his main focus on cash crops, Brefo has been farming cocoa in the last seven years on a 27-acre land.

Aside cash crops, the farmer also focuses on poultry, Guinea fowl, sugar cane and a chain of locally demand crops in line with Ghana's food security policy.

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Prince Charles did not make any audible statement to the hearing of the media but nodded his head as he interacted with Brefo.

Prince Charles did not make any policy statement but appeared to have been encouraged and impressed with Brefo's achievement in seven years.

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will end their working visit to Ghana on Tuesday.

Agyen Brefo is one of the over 400,000 farmers who have been benefiting from investments in training in good agronomic practices over the years supported by Kuapa Kokoo.

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