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Abstract: The study focused on why farmers use banana shade crop instead of plantain for cocoa establishment. A
systematic simple random sampling technique was used to select 120 cocoa farmers from four villages in two Local
Government Areas of Cross River State, Nigeria. Descriptive...

Adoption of recommended technologies as a package is the prelude to increase cocoa productivity per unit area. This is due to the interactive benefits of individual technologies which have been recommended by the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG). However, many surveys among cocoa farmers...

Cocoa farming (Theobroma cacao L.) was introduced in the State of Bahia, Brazil, in 1746 and was disseminated especially in its southeastern region. This research identified the main cocoa farming methods adopted in that region over time, highlighting its practices, aspects of their historical...

Challenges of farmers’ innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia A, Gebre, Girma Gezimu, and Zegeye Dawit Mamo , International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, 05/2014, Volume 2, Issue 5, Ethiopia, p.223, (2014) Challenges of Farmers innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia.pdf (522.4 KB)

Transformation of agriculture is essential for sustainable growth and
national progress of developing countries. To be successful in achieving this
objective Extension worker, researchers, development practitioners, and
institutions involved in rural development have to play a...

This paper examines the current interest in addressing the problem of young people’s unemployment in Africa through agriculture. Using notions of transitions and mobilities we set out a transformative work and opportunity space framework that privileges difference and diversity among work...

The objectives of this study are firstly to formulate and to create strategic models of institutional strengthening of cocoa farmer association to increase their income in Pohuwato District of Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. Secondly, to provide a map of potential resources of cocoa plantations...

This technical note aims to describe the market incentives and disincentives for Cocoa in Ghana.

For this purpose, yearly averages of farm gate and wholesale prices are compared with reference prices calculated on the basis of the price of the commodity in the international market. The...

The organisation of farmers as an emancipatory factor: the setting up of a supply chain of cocoa in São Tomé, Dulcire, M. , The Journal of Rural and Community Development, 2012, Volume 7, Issue 2, p.131 - 141, (2012)

Few studies have examined the implementation and evolution development of a contract as a learning process for the actors involved. Individual farmers in São Tomé were obliged to organize themselves into a collective in response to a chocolate manufacturer’s innovative proposal of an organic...

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