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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...

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 Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH (Initiatief Duurzame Handel) was set up in 2008 on the initiative of the Dutch government, private companies, NGOs and trade unions. The aim was to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of production systems in developing countries,...

In 1992 the leaders of the world came together at the first Rio Earth summit, historically acknowledging the imperative of a needs based approach to sustainable development. Although agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration made a call upon all citizens of the world to play a role in ensuring...

The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, Hussain, Muhammad Shehu , Academic Research International , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, NIGERIA., (2014) The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community.pdf (130.16 KB)

Cooperative organizations serves as an effective rural community development vehicle by their nature they build economic self reliance and civil society. The paper examined the historical development of cooperative organizations that is how friendly societies emerged among working class group to...

Although cocoa productivity has recently been increasing in Ghana, it is still low compared with that of other countries such as Cote d’Ivoire and Malaysia. This situation has been attributed to the low adoption of cocoa production technologies. The study was aimed at analysing the yield gap as...

The interaction of climate change and poor housing quality in Nigeria’s rural areas portends serious impact on health status. This study analyzed the effects of climate change vulnerability and housing quality on the health status of cocoa farmers. The data were collected using multi-stage...

The influence of soil fertility on the performance of any crop cannot be overemphasized. The study assessed cocoa farmers’ training needs on soil management techniques in Cross River State of
Nigeria. Study data were obtained from random sample of farmers belonging to Cocoa Farmers...

This baseline survey has gathered detailed data on conditions and challenges faced by a large sample of cocoa farmers. The goal of the survey was to measure economic and social indicators before the implementation of the key components of the CCP program to enable later comparisons with data...

Despite the fact that some efforts have been made to increase cocoa production in Nigeria, farmers are still producing below expected cocoa production figure due to old and moribund cocoa trees. This studyassesses the factors affecting adoption of cocoa farm rehabilitation techniques in Oyo...

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