Welcome To Courtyard Farms
A very warm welcome to Courtyard Farms Limited. At Courtyard Farms, our primary objectives is to provide quality service with a competitive edge. We have built our company to be lean and dynamic in dealing with our client requirements. We pride ourselves in offering high standard of products and goods. We are confident that our entire team will strive to provide their very best to not only meet but exceed your expectations, and we look forward to be awarded the opportunity to do so. The management and staff will take personal pleasure in following up on your demands. This company is built on people; therefore, we believe that our approach to conduct business is that of a partnership with our clients. Our aim is focused on the challenge we set ourselves to become the preferred firms in Nigeria and West Africa at large.
It is our hope that you have a wonderful experience doing business with us and we thank you for choosing Courtyard Farms Limited.
Chocolate was introduced to Europe by the Spaniards, and became a popular beverage by the mid-17th century. They also introduced the cacao tree into the West Indies and the Philippines. It was also introduced into the rest of Asia and into West Africa by Europeans. In the Gold Coast, modern Ghana, cacao was introduced by an African, Tetteh Quarshie.
Cacao trees grow in a limited geographical zone, of about 20° to the north and south of the Equator. Nearly 70% of the world crop today is grown in West Africa. The cacao plant was first given its botanical name by Swedish natural scientist Carl Linnaeus in his original classification of the plant kingdom, who called it Theobroma (“food of the gods”) cacao.
Cocoa was an important commodity in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. A Spanish soldier who was part of the conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés tells that when Moctezuma II, emperor of the Aztecs, dined, he took no other beverage than chocolate, served in a golden goblet.
Flavored with vanilla or other spices, his chocolate was whipped into a froth that dissolved in the mouth. No fewer than 60 portions each day reportedly may have been consumed by Moctezuma II, and 2,000 more by the nobles of his court.
Who We Are:
Since the introduction of Cocoa into Nigeria in about 1874, it has grown to become the fourth largest exporter in the world with production level, reaching 385, 000 metric tonnes per annum. In view of Nigeria’s significant contribution and export capacity to the world volume, the study examined the competitiveness by assessing her export performance and determinants of cocoa export from Nigeria.