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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...

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...

Competitiveness of cocoa-based farming household in Nigeria, Dunmola, Amao Oyetoun, and Omobowale Oni , Journal of development and agricultural economics, 01/2015, Volume 7, Issue 2, Nigeria, (2015) Competetitiveness of cocoa-based farming household in Nigeria.pdf (378.71 KB)

Nigeria is the third largest producer of cocoa in Africa producing about 6% of the total world production. The objective of thsi study is to assess the competitiveness,. comparative advantage and effect of government policies on cocoa production in Ondo state Nigeria.

Cocoa pod is among the by-products of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) plantations. The aim of this study was to apply a number of treatments in order to improve nutritional quality of cocoa pod for feeding of ruminants. Cocoa pod was subjected to different treatments, i.e. C (cocoa pod without any...

There is increasing recognition that rural landscapes possess a strong potential for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest degradation. As an agroforestry option, cocoa systems have been widely cited as a potential climate-smart agricultural practice. More specifically, it has been...

The study was carried out to analyze the Economic Efficiency of Cocoa Production in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State, Nigeria. Data for the study were collected from 80 respondents in 2012 using multi-stage sampling techniques and were analyzed using budgeting technique and profit...

Economic Efficiency of Cocoa Production in Gashaka Local Government Area, Taraba State, Nigeria , Taphee, B. G., and Musa Y. H. , Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 01/2015, Volume 6, Issue 1, Rome, (2015)

The study was carried out to analyze the Economic Efficiency of Cocoa Production in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State, Nigeria. Data for the study were collected from 80 respondents in 2012 using multi-stage sampling techniques and were analyzed using budgeting technique and profit...

Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014)

A nursery experiment was conducted between November, 2011 and May, 2012 at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana to investigate the effect of using river sand and river sand-topsoil mixture on cocoa seedlings. Treatments tested were sole topsoil, sole river sand, river sand + foliar fertilizer (...

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 diagnostic study was conducted to identify the major constraints on organic cocoa production at
Brong-Densuso and surrounding communities in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District, Eastern Region,
Ghana. The study followed a technographic study that highlighted cocoa as a public crop...

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