Project Yayra Glover
Felchlin has processed cacao from Ghana, West Africa for many years. Until recently, it was impossible to acquire the cacao beans directly from the producers. The project Yayra Glover has enabled us to eliminate this problem and allow us to guarantee the origin of our cacao beans from Ghana, therby specifying traceability to the origin.

The cacao Felchlin Switzerland purchases from Ghana originates in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar district, 60 km northwest of the capital, Accra. The area is relatively hilly, with flat valleys intersected by abundant rivers and streams. The natural boundaries are comprised of the coastal savannah area to the south, the Aburi mountain chain to the east and the protected Attewa Rain Forest Reserve to the northwest.

Yayra Glover, a Ghanaian with strong ties to Switzerland, is the founder of the project "Suhum Cacao". He studied and worked in Switzerland for many years and his family still lives here. His vision is to cultivate cacao in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar district under the organic and Fairtrade certification labels. In this way, he hopes to support his countrymen by producing a premium quality cacao that would secure their future financial existence.

The cacao cultivation incorporates an area of approximately 6'500 ha, which involves around 2'600 small cacao farmers. After long negotiations, Yayra Glover convinced the Ghana Cacao Board of his project. His efforts have born fruit and he is the first, except for the Ghana government, who is authorised by the Cacao Board to sell cacao from the Suhum district to Felchlin Switzerland.

Main harvest
October - January

The cacao beans from Ghana are primarly blended with other cacao beans and used in Felchlin Switzerland Surfine and Classic couvertures.