Tag: Edward George

The impact of West, Central Africa floods on commodities

Heavy rains across the Sahel regions of West and Central Africa over the past weeks in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon have caused devastating floods displacing and destroying farmlands as well as raising food and commodity process concerns. Joining CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to discuss this is Edward George, leading Independent Commodities Expert.

How COVID-19 is severely impacting demand for Africa’s soft commodities

The World Bank says both the demand and supply of side of the global commodities market has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Independent Commodities Expert, Edward George joins CNBC Africa for a look at what to expect from the soft commodities markets in the second half of the year.

How the COVID-19 pandemic impacts soft commodities in West Africa

The Nigeria Export Promotion Council says it expects a fall in the export of cocoa beans and cashew nuts this year and projects losses of about $160 million. Edward George, Independent Commodities expert joins CNBC Africa to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on soft commodities in West Africa.

How can technology improve Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa production?

The inability to link Ivorian cocoa to the farmers raises questions on the sustainability of Cote d’Ivoire’s cocoa sector. That’s according to Edward George an Independent Commodities expert. George notes that at least 3 quarters of Ivorian cocoa production is not traced back to its source but adds that new technology can make it possible to digitally connect the farmer to the value chain. He joins CNBC Africa to discuss how technology is helping to improve cocoa production in Cote d’Ivoire.

Understanding how cocoa industry influences the global market

Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana plan to re-examine the Cocoa industry’s sustainability schemes. To discuss this and more stories impacting the global cocoa market, Independent Commodities Expert, Edward George joins CNBC Africa for more.

West Africa cocoa outlook

The CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board (GCB) says Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire have agreed to set up a stabilisation fund under its new pricing mechanism for cocoa beans to support farmers should producer prices drop on the international markets. Edward George, Independent Commodities Expert joins CNBC Africa for more.

West Africa soft commodities outlook

As more West African cocoa producers aim to improve their percentage of the processed crop, Edward George, Head of Group Research at Ecobank joins CNBC Africa to discuss the outlook for soft commodities in the region.

Cote d’Ivoire issues 68 cocoa export licenses

Cote d’Ivoire has issued cocoa export licenses to 68 companies and cooperatives, but one of the country's largest exporters of the commodity is missing from this list. Edward George, Head of Group Research at EcoBank joins CNBC Africa to discuss the cocoa industry in Cote d'Ivoire.