CRIG is a division of the Ghana Cocoa Board and was set up in 1938 as the Central Cocoa Research Station of the Department of Agriculture of the Gold Coast. It undertakes research into all problems relating to the production, processing and utilization of cocoa and the other mandated crops (coffee, kola, shea nut and cashew). It was initially set up to investigate problems of pests and diseases, which had considerably reduced cocoa production in the Eastern Region. Today, CRIG primarily aims to develop safe control methods of pests on cocoa in West Africa. It provides advice and guidance to small-scale cocoa farmers on how to boost yielding capacity, the quality of their cocoa, diversify the utilization of the crop and generate additional income for farmers.
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