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Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is an important crop to Nigeria, as significant as it is, the climatic factors affecting it’s production cannot be controlled by human efforts. The effect of changing climate all over the world is also affecting the yield of cocoa in Nigeria. This study determines the...

Syscope, , 08/2014, (2014) Syscope_32_2014 Opschaling special 3.pdf (2.6 MB)

Door voortdurend te innoveren behoort Nederland tot de meest productieve en dynamische producenten van voedsel en agrarische producten ter wereld. Om het innovatievermogen verder te versterken zijn de topsectoren Agri & Food en Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen geselecteerd. Beide...

During the World Cocoa Conference 2014 an Interactive Session was held on Gender, Education and Child Protection. In the attached document you find Facts, Case studies, Good Practises and Tools on five different topics: Child Protection, Empowering women through Education, Improving Quality by...

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, MAUSER, ANNIEK , Chocoa 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) Anniek Mauser.pdf (5.37 MB)

We only have one planet, not three. How can we ensure sustainability?

Sustainable cocoa: a matter of taste?, Laven, Anna, and van der Kooij Susanne , Chocoa Conference 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) Sustainable cocoa, a matter of taste.pdf (721.94 KB)

Can Fine/ flavour' and 'single origin' cocoa be utilised as an instrument for promoting sustainable cocoa?

Over 25 retailers, chocolate producers and NGOs signed a letter of intent initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and IDH on sustainable cacao. The signing parties aim to support the revitalization of cocoa production in West-Africa to allow for the consumption of...

This new paper published by SÜDWIND explains in more details how a Flexible Premium model could work. It is aimed to provide chocolate and cocoa companies a concrete option to take their responsibility: Their responsibility to protect the first producers in their supply chain from unwanted price...

Cocoa and Coconut in the Solomon Islands, A Family Affair, is an explorative study that complements and builds upon existing studies of the cocoa and coconut value chains in Solomon Islands. This qualitative study combines an inclusive value chain approach with a gender relations framework. The...

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) was commissioned by Solidaridad, in partnership with Marks & Spencer, to understand the unmet needs of cocoa growing communities in Ghana, ideate new SME service concepts and develop high-level business models.

Cocoa, grown in tropical environments within 15 to 20 degrees north and south of the equator
(WCF, n.y.), is the main source of livelihood for millions of farmers in Africa, Latin America and Asia
and Oceania. The greatest proportion of raw cocoa is produced in Africa, with Côte d’...

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