Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kuapa Kokoo (9)

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Kuapa Kokoo village warehouse with scale. 2003.

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Kuapa Kokoo village warehouse with sorting table. 2003.

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Kuapa Kokoo Truck, 2003.

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Kuapa Kokoo Truck, Loaded, 2003.

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Kuapa Kokoo Warehouse, Accra, Ghana, 2007. This is the warehouse throough which ALL KK Fair Trade cocoa beans pass.

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Gassing beans that have an unacceptable level of insect presence. The official did not know what gas was being used. Accra, Ghana, 2007.

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Society shed in a town near Kumasi, Ghana. Kuapa Kokoo refers to the village-based warehouses as "society sheds", as a society is the village based KK organization. 2007.

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Meeting with Nicholas Agyei-Gyan at Kuapa Kokoo, Kumasi, Ghana. 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson

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Example of excellent wood-carving industry in Ghana. Doors at Kuapa Kokoo, Kumasi, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson

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