Discover the pioneer behind the success of Ghana's cocoa industry

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Tetteh Quarshie, an agriculturalist born around 1842 in Teshie, played a crucial role in introducing cocoa crops to what was then the British Colony of Gold Coast, now Ghana, ultimately shaping the nation's economy.

Despite earlier missionary efforts, Quarshie's commercialization and popularization of cocoa cultivation laid the foundation for Ghana's global leadership in cocoa production.

His legacy includes significant contributions to education and healthcare, commemorated through scholarships and hospitals, and the establishing of the Tetteh Quarshie cocoa farm, now overseen by the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana.

Explore the life of Tetteh Quarshie below.



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