This will be first known instance of the development of such an INNOVATION CENTRE based on the integration of agriculture, food-processing, research and commercialisation for a single food crop – cocoa – designed to foster a viable food security model rooted in Science, Technology & Innovation.

This project, which includes the incubation of value-add cocoa derivative SME’s (small & medium sized enterprises) will result in the first joint collaboration between academia with private sector in the commissioning of this Innovation Centre.