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Looking within the household: a study on gender, food security, and resilience in cocoa-growing communities, Kiewisch, Elizabeth , Gender & Development, 11/2015, Volume Volume 23, Issue Issue 3, p.513, (2015)

Many West African cocoa households experience a ‘lean season’ before the cocoa harvest, leaving them vulnerable to various events and issues which potentially cause stress – most notably food insecurity. This study, relying primarily on qualitative data from Côte d'Ivoire, examines how income...

While there are valid reasons for a renewed interest in adapting the lessons of the Asian Green Revolution to the African setting, research must go further in identifying the main, and potentially unique, drivers of agricultural intensification within and across African countries. In this study...

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...

Using micro level data from Cameroon this paper applies the theories of intrahousehold bargaining to models in which farmers decide whether to take up cocoa marketing on their own or to rely on others. Depending on their decision, sharing rules are shaped within the household on who controls...

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...

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...

The path out of poverty in agrarian countries in Africa lies in their ability to provide equitable access to productive assets-land, credit, livestock, health and education to name a few. No less important is the duty of policymakers to examine gendered differences in the use, control and...

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...

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...

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