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Tetteh Quashie Cocoa Farm

The first cocoa farm in Ghana is called Tetteh Quarshie and is also referred to as the Ecomuseum of Cocoa. It lies at Akuapim-Mampong, which is 58 kilometers from Accra. The farm was started by Tetteh Quarshie in 1879 using seeds she had brought from Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. Quarshie planted three trees, and they are still there. The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana runs the farm, which has a current area of about one acre.

The legendary Tetteh Quarshie brought cocoa seeds from Fernando Po Island, and this was the first farm to grow cocoa from those seeds. The cocoa seeds were sown on a farm in the Eastern area at Mampong-Akwapim. Later, further cocoa estates were created, creating a thriving cocoa industry in the nation. On the farm, it’s said that a handful of the original first trees planted by Tetteh Quarshie are still present. At a museum that is located on the property, Tetteh Quarshie’s relics and significant items are also on show.