I’ve been offline for a while because I had the opportunity to visit my favorite cocoa growers cooperative -Â Kuapa KokooÂ – in Kumasi, Ghana. There is lots to report and I will post various bits and pieces here in the coming days. The trip was an amazing experience and the reception by Kuapa Kokoo representatives and members was warm. I had the chance to interview some of the top leadership at the headquarters and visit one of the village societies (the basic building blocks of the cooperative) at Boakyeasua in the Brong-Ahafo Region to the West of Kumasi. Overall, I got great insight into the way the cocoa economy works in Ghana.