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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...

To date, numerous efforts have been made to study the impact of various certification programmes for tropical commodities in developing countries. Most of these studies focus on the farmers participating in these programmes. However, not much scientific attention yet has gone to (wage) workers...

The present research aims to evaluate the usefulness of the application of Life Cycle Management in the agricultural sector focusing on the environmental and socio-economic aspects of decision making in the Colombian cocoa production. Such appraisal is based on the application of two...

The CCE project is a capacity development project for the cocoa sector between the development agencies GIZ (providing the project management), the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and Solidaridad, the voluntary standards organizations Fairtrade International (FLO), Rainforest Alliance...

This paper investigated subservient roles and cultural elements that situate women in cocoa farm families in south-western Nigeria to HIV/AIDS. More importantly, women practice of some HIV/AIDS prevention strategies; abstinence, condom use, status check, safe sex, avoid untreated sharp objects...

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...

Early Life Circumstance and Mental Health in Ghana, Adhvaryu, Achyuta, Fenske James, and Nyshadham Anant , CSAE (Centre for the study of African Economies) Working Paper WPS/2014-03, 01/2014, (2014) csae-wps-2014-03.pdf (439.11 KB)

With this study the authors show that a one standard deviation rise in the cocoa price in early life decreases the likelihood of severe mental distress in adulthood by 3 percentage points (or half the mean prevalence) for cohorts born in cocoa-producing regions relative to other regions in Ghana...

Social Innovation Among Ethnics in Cocoa Farming at Sulawesi, Indonesia , Fahmid, Imam Mujahidin , Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare , 11/2013, Volume Vol.3, Issue 15, (2013) Social Innovation Among Ethnics in Cocoa Farming at Sulawesi.pdf (293.26 KB)

This study conducted in the Island of Sulawesi, precisely in the province of West and South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The purposes is to (i), determine the development pattern of social innovation and in the government innovation in cocoa farming among ethnics of Javanese, Buginese and Mandar in the...

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...

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