International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

An Assessment of Supply Chain Risks in the Cocoa Industry in the Ashanti Region, Ghana
Kwame OwusuSarpong, OtchereFiankoAlexander, Emmanuel KwabenaAnin

The cocoa industry represents a major source of income for most economies including Ghana. Despite huge investments made by Ghana government, the sector still faces various forms of risks. This study examines the various categories of risks within the cocoa supply chain in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Quantitative method was adopted using Primary data. The study revealed that cocoa related diseases were the major production related risks. Again, high inflation rate and instability of the local currency were found as the key causal factors of commercial related risks whilst ineffective information sharing among the parties and partners accounted for the environmental related risks, negatively affecting productivity. It is recommended that farmers be given training on cocoa related disease to be able to deal with these risks whilst information sharing and trust building among the supply chain players should also be improved to enhance coordination and integration of the supply chain.

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