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Dutch stakeholders join forces to improve sustainability in coffee and cocoa sector: In 2010, a range of public and private actors, civil society organisations, research organisations and stakeholders in the cocoa and coffee sectors signed letters of intent aimed at increasing the sustainability...

This document reports on the development of a prototype Digital Farmer Field School (DFFS) called Kusheh, na minem Fatu, en mi na koko farmer (“Hello, I am Fatu and I am a cocoa farmer”). The DFFS provides an ICT-based alternative to traditional agricultural extension. More specifically, it...

The document provides an overview of decisions and developments leading to CocoaAction today. It is an evolving document that is intended to provide the reader with a clear, high-level overview of what CocoaAction is, what it does, and what it aims to achieve.

The document is intended for...

The business environment for smallholder cocoa farmers in Liberia has improved. Game-changing efforts by the government have increased competition among cocoa buyers and led to higher producer prices. Farmers are also encouraged by new investors to improve the quality of cocoa, for which they...

UTZ Chocoa Presentation, UTZ , Chocoa 2015, 03/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) Session 4 - UTZ.pptx (700.35 KB)
Are we running out of Cocoa?, Thornton, Pamela , Chocoa 2015, 03/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) Session 4 - Pamela Thornton.pptx (2.19 MB)

Since 2008 UTZ Certified has implemented a programme in Ivory Coast to enhance sustainability in
the cocoa supply chain through the implementation of the UTZ Code of Conduct. The programme has
supported farmers who are members of the cooperatives receive training on farm management...

Modelling Farmers Investment in Agrochemicals: The Experience of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Ghana, Danso-Abbeam, Gideon, and Setsoafia Edinam Dope , Research in Applied Economics , 09/2014, Volume 6, Issue 4, United States, p.27, (2014)

The study analyzes the effects of the determinants of farmer’s adoption of and investment in agrochemicals by collecting primary data from 156 sampled cocoa farmers in the Sefwi-Wiawso Municipality of Ghana. Descriptive statistical technique was employed to analyze demographic and farm-specific...

Modelling Farmers Investment in Agrochemicals: The Experience of Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Ghana, Danso-Abbeam, Gideon, and Setsoafia Edinam Dope , Research in Applied Economics , 09/2014, Volume 6, Issue 4, United States, p.27, (2014)

The study analyzes the effects of the determinants of farmer’s adoption of and investment in agrochemicals by collecting primary data from 156 sampled cocoa farmers in the Sefwi-Wiawso Municipality of Ghana. Descriptive statistical technique was employed to analyze demographic and farm-specific...

The processing of cocoa involves a couple of technological processes such as roasting and drying which consume lots of energy. The ever increasing cost of energy has created the need for continuous optimization of the technological processes to minimize their operational cost. The selection of...

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