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The Effect of climate change on cocoa production in Ekiti and Ondo States of Nigeria: A co-integration analysis, , Centre for research and development (CERAD), 11/2013, Volume 4, Issue 2, Akure, Nigeria, p.77, (2013) The effect of climate change on cocoa production in Ekiti and Ondo.pdf (608.88 KB)

The study examined whether or not there is a short run and long run equilibrium relationship between cocoa output and climate change variables (i.e. Rainfall, temperature and humidity). This is to ascertain the effect of climate change on cocoa output both in the short run and long run in the...

FAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework, Gottlieb, Mikkel , Department Psychology and Eduction, 06/2014, Volume Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde, (2014)

Over the past decade Fair Trade (FT) has been praised as the miracle-cure to poverty globally, by securing a better deal for marginalised farmers and creating community development, while respecting the environment. In that sense, FT can seem to be in the scope of social entrepreneurship (SE) by...

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...

The problem of partial supply chain integration is going on within the cocoa industry in Ghana. The study sort to examine the major challenges within the industry, which inhibits effective implementation and use of supply chain integration; the relative importance index run on the mean factors...

The study sought among other things to examine the detailed map of Ghana’s cocoa value chain (GCVC), the major constraints and opportunities to growth and expansion of GCVC, and proposes strategies to at least mitigate the identified constraints. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data...

Although alternative trade have become a de facto prescription for any location where there is a need to conciliate economic interest with conservation imperatives, the discursive concept of equalitarian partnerships hides the fact that what for consumers is a matter of choice, for producers is...

In this book, the impact of the internal structure of export markets and the level of competition on poverty and welfare in remote rural areas in Africa is examined for export crops such as coffee, cotton, cocoa, and tobacco. For many African countries, these crops, which are typically produced...

Can price incentive to smuggle explain the contraction of the cocoa supply in Ghana?, BulÌř, A. , Journal of African Economies, 2002, Volume 11, Issue 3, p.27 - pgs., (2002)

The author of this paper argues that the price incentive to smuggle can explain as much as one-half of the observed decline in official output from cocoa from the early 1960s to the mid-1980s. And, although it recovered in the 1990s, it is still below peak levels. The analyis is supported by a...

Market structure and productivity growth in Ghanaian cocoa production, Zeitlin, A. , World Bank/ISSER/Cornel conference on `Shared Growth in Africa', 2005, Accra, Ghana, (2005)

This paper assesses the impact of partial liberalization in Ghana's cocoa market on output in that sector. It is argued that the extent to which reforms fostered competitive village-level oligopsonies among Licensed Buying Companies has been an important determinant of producer productivity....