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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...

On behalf of the WCF Bart van der Linden welcomed all participants and explained that the purpose of the Fertilizer Forum is to share information, to exchange experiences and to create space for open discussion. A close collaboration has been established between the Cocoa Fertilizer Initiative,...

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...

This article examines the role of the chocolate industry in the exploitation of children on cocoa farms in Côte d’Ivoire. Under the guise of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the chocolate industry has used its power in the United States to shape policy and program-level initiatives to...

WCF/ACI aims to double cocoa productivity for 100,000 farm households through capacity-building of local & national institutions, and in doing so raise per capita income by 150-200%.The program is a public-private partnership, bringing together WCF, cocoa industry members, the Sustainable...

The WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Program (WCF/CLP) is working to double the income of approximately 200,000 smallholder,
cocoa-growing households in West and Central Africa. The program increases farmer income while strengthening local service capacity,through three main objectives: Improve...

Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, conference, World cocoa , World cocoa conference, 2012, (2012) Abidjan Cocoa Declaration.pdf (949.77 KB)

At the World Cocoa Conference, held in November 2012, the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration towards a sustainable cocoa future was signed by numerous stakeholders. The following countries and cocoa stakeholders have signed the declaration:

Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Cameroon, Democratic...

As standard systems seek to expand the supply of certified products and their collective impact, they face the increasing challenge of reaching out to less organized producers or to producers that are organized according to other group models. As standard systems move into this new territory, it...

CocoaLink : Ghana, Haggard, Stephen , 2012///, Beijing, China, (2012)

CocoaLink is an SMS based information service for cocoa farmers in Ghana that delivers cocoa-specific agricultural learning by mobile phone. The service aims to al- low farmers to access important cocoa growing content to support increases in productivity and improvements in technique generally...

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