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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...

A Comparative Study of Effects of Drying Methods on Quality of Cocoa Beans, Lasisi, D. , International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 01/2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, Nigeria, p.996, (2014) A comparative study of effects of drying methods on quality of cocoa beans.pdf (467.82 KB)

The study was conducted in order to determine and compare the effects of drying methods on quality of fermented cocoa beans. Drying was carried out using two different methods namely oven drying and sun drying methods. Samples were dried at five different oven temperatures of 35, 40, 45, 50 and...

Geographical Indication (GI) Options for Ethiopian Coffee and Ghanaian Cocoa, Oguamanam, Chidi, and Dagne Teshager , Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa, Cape Town, p.pp 77-108, (2014) Geographical Indication (GI) options for Ethiopian Coffee and Ghanaian Cocoa.pdf (3.81 MB)

This chapter outlines research into the Ethiopian coffee and Ghanaian cocoa industries that sought to determine the potential for the local communities and diverse stakeholders participating in the two industries to benefit from sui generis geographical indications (GIs). The research was...

Sustainable cocoa - a matter of taste?, Laven, Anna, and van der Kooij Susanne , Origin Chocolate Event, 10/2013, Royal Tropical Institute , (2013) Sustainable cocoa - a matter of taste.pdf (1.17 MB)

Presentation held at the Origin Chocolate Event (23 of October, 2013, Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam) by Anna Laven and Susanne van der Kooij. The presentation shows the learning process about fine or flavour chocolate, its chain and its sustainable characteristics.

The “witch broom disease” caused by the fungus Moniliophtora perniciosa drastically reduced cocoa production in Southern Bahia (Brazil), and cloning techniques has been used with trees that showed resistance to the fungus. On the other hand, the genotype, agronomic management, soil and weather...

The emergence of strong organic brands and the entry of mainstream food corporations in the organic cocoa market reflected the growing market for organic cocoa. So far, Latin American and Caribbean countries have been the main producers of organic cocoa beans.
3. In response to this...

Numerous collecting expeditions of Theobroma cacao L. germplasm have been undertaken in Latin-America. However, most of this germplasm has not contributed to cacao improvement because its relationship to cultivated selections was poorly understood. Germplasm labeling errors have impeded breeding...

Ghana Fine Flavor Cocoa is a collaborative project involving chocolate manufacturers, international agricultural research institutes, small-scale farmers, and international nongovernmental organizations. Its aim is to design and implement a fine flavor cocoa value chain in
Ghana, to help...

Food security among cocoa farming households of Ondo State, Nigeria., Oluyole, K. A., Oni O. A., Omonona B. T., and Adenegan K. O. , Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, 2009///, Volume 4, Issue 5, p.7 - 13, (2009)

In Nigeria, it has been documented that cocoa farmers devote most of their resources toward cocoa production at the detriment of food crop production because they derive more income from cocoa. There is, however, a dearth of information about the consequence of this practice on the food security...

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