Profitability

Cocoa Production

Profitability

Cocoa is a very viable crop with a high global demand.

  • At farm gate prices, fresh cocoa beans ranges from Shs3, 000 to Shs4, 500 while that of dry cocoa beans is at Shs65,00 to Shs9000 depending on location and quality.
  • The export records indicate that since July 2015, 26,412 metric tons of cocoa were exported by December 2015 fetching a total export earnings of [$72.536m] (Shs244.3b).
  • The major cocoa promoters and buyers in Uganda include; Swisscontact, ICAM chocolate (U) ltd, Esco (U) ltd, UGADEN, Semuliki Co-op Society Ltd. Ends
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