My article links Ghana, in sub-saharan Africa to the Global community in the area of cocoa production.
Seeing cocoa production and its export as essential community.
The title: “Will the Abidjan Declaration Increase Cocoa Production?” seeks to watchdog both Ghanaian and Ivorian societies and serves as a source of reference point to the two West African States to be committed to the declaration signed in Abidjan.
There is no funding or financial support to this article.
The article in entirety, targets global readers who are interested in Agriculture Development in Africa and the world. It also focuses on governments of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire who are aiming to increase cocoa production in the coming years, for revenue and food security. Global Export experts specialised in cocoa production are also drawn to translate the article into monitoring and evaluation of the declaration, after all, the Abidjan declaration was signed for a joke.
What makes this project innovative?
This project is innovative in such a way that there has not been any article on this declaration detailed this far in global journalism. It is a kind, that throws more light on the Ghana cocoa production and how readily committed She is to collaborate with sister nation, Cote d'Ivoire to increase cocoa production for revennue and consumption (local and international). My global view of the declaration as published, emphasises primary roles of the mass media to educate and inform that connects prospects of the content of the article to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) - SDG2 emphasising Food Security. The article uses innovative elements of the declaration to achieve food security through data journalism, after all, journalism must be used as a tool for development (Collins Sparks, 2007). Some journalists would have written a lot on this Abidjan declaration but the recipes of the international attention and local resonance in agriculture is peculiar and special to this writer (Joseph Kyei-Boateng) a Journalist who is currently a Master Student of Global Journalism in Norway. Innovative devices used in the article reflects elements such as International co-operation between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, Farmers' development, food security, economic laurels, among others place the article in a global interest
What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?
The impact of the article in entirety is to use journalism to help afford both Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire to increase cocoa production in the coming years. It also revamps ideas to policy makers in the area of agriculture or cocoa production, achieving income generation (revenue) and food security, not forgetting farmers welfare. Measuring the impact is seen by a couple of examples in the article cited by both countries in their attempts to increase cocoa production. The issue of cocoa production fighting unemployment in Africa among the two nations has been touched on with data from the CIA.
Source and methodology
The article was written based on monitoring of some stories written on the Abidjan declaration and cocoa production in general. That essential element of online media monitoring combined with analysis of cocoa-related data, has been helpful for methodology.
One central photography used in the article has been credited to the rightful source: graphic.com.gh The article after publication was shared on many social media platforms to reach users for wider readership. Typing the article on my personal laptop computer within internet-powered capacity, on a Word document set in default to English (United Kingdom)
Michael Sharnoff, the Editor and founder of sharnoffsglobalviews.com