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This study investigates the Indonesian cocoa production to reveal the possibilities
for poverty alleviation while considering the threats to environmental
sustainability. We estimate, based on a large household panel data set and stochastic frontier analysis, the...

Tony's Chocolonely Chocoa Presentation, Boekhold, Arjen , Chocoa 2015, 01/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) Session 1 - Arjen Boekhold.pdf (343.7 KB)

The aim of this paper is to study the Ivorian cocoa supply chain to determine ways to improve the financial windfall share (generated by the cocoa industry), which returns to Cote d’Ivoire through local actors. To achieve this goal, we made a descriptive analysis and schematized the different...

This study is a significant step in reducing some of the knowledge gaps in the global map of cocoa production. While considerable attention has been paid to cocoa in West Africa, the fact that it is grown in a variety of regions, including South-East Asia, South America and the Caribbean, is...

This study aims to reduce some of the knowledge gaps in the global map of cocoa production. While considerable attention has been paid to cocoa in West Africa, the fact that it is
grown in a variety of regions, including South-East Asia, South America and the Caribbean, is often overlooked...

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...

The study was conducted to analyze farmers’ incentives and challenges in the internal marketing policy of cocoa in Ghana by using two administrative districts (Nkawie and Dunkwa) of the Ghana COCOBOD. A random sample of 171 respondents was drawn from across the two cocoa producing districts and...

In September 2012, the Citi Foundation and the Rainforest Alliance undertook Farmer Bankability and Sustainable Finance: Farm-level Metrics that Matter, a study designed to better understand farmer capacity and performance with regard to financial administration, as well as any bankability...

A survey was conducted to provide insight into the standard of living of cocoa farmers in Ghana. A total of 637 households (with 3392 persons) were randomly sampled using a multi staged sampling technique from eleven cocoa districts in Ghana. Formal questionnaires were used to interview the...

To satisfy continued growth in food demand without further degrading the natural environment, African farmers and policy-makers must pursue ‘sustainable agricultural intensification’ (SAI). African governments and donors should invest in both institutions and infrastructure and follow a middle...

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