Yaounde, Cameroon, Africa. (Cameroon News) – The 75th General Assembly of the Alliance of Cocoa Producing Countries (COPAL) has ended in Yaoundé with participants resolving to reactivate national commissions for the promotion of domestic consumption of cocoa products.
The resolution was arrived at as a measure to increase cocoa prices that have remained low due to increased production without a corresponding rise in demand.
Africa produces 75 percent of the average 4 million tons of grown in the world annually but consumes only three percent.
After the 75th General Assembly of COPAL and celebrations marking the organization’s 50th anniversary, Cameroon will as from next Monday play host to the International Conference on Cocoa Research.