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The intrinsic characteristics of chocolate and the complex technological process complicate the assessment of the typical features of this product and the verification of its authenticity. In this study, the influence of the botanical and geographical origin of the cocoa beans, as well as the...

Trials were established on smallholder cocoa farms in three provinces in Sulawesi to assess productivity and constitutive responses of local cocoa clones to cocoa pod borer (CPB) and Phytophthora pod rot (Ppr) in different environmental situations. Twelve clones per trial (local farmer-assisted...

A study was conducted to gather empirical evidence on the eff ectiveness of Farmer Field School (FFS) and the strengths of the approach in imparting knowledge and empowering farmers. Th e study was conducted on a cocoa farm where all activities were carried out during Field School sessions for...

The cocoa bean shell is the major by-product of the cocoa bean during its processing into cocoa products. The cocoa bean shell makes about 10 – 12 % of the weight of the cocoa bean. Tons of the cocoa bean shell is disposed off as waste every year. Research over the years has been focused on...

This study investigated the compliance of marketers of agrochemicals with the approved and banned cocoa pesticides in selected cocoa producing states of southwest Nigeria. Primary data was collected through the use of structured questionnaire administered to randomly selected agrochemical...

Price premiums necessary to incentivize switching from conventional (inorganic) to organic cocoa (Theobroma cacao) production in Ghana are identified. Optimal, phased-replacement models for orchard management are used to determine when switching from conventional to organic is profitable. The...

The future of the world cocoa economy depends on the availability of genetic diversity and the sustainable use of this broad genetic base to breed improved varieties. Decreasing cacao genetic diversity (in situ, on-farm and conserved in collections) is a serious problem and all its many causes...

How do we know our work with cocoa farmers inis improving lives, lands and livelihoods?

Rainforest Alliance commissioned itself the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) to conduct on-the-ground research in Côte d’Ivoire. In 2009, and again in 2011, COSA scientists collected...

Cocoa and Food Security - WCF Blog, Godfrey, Mike , Posts on Worldcocoafoundation.org, (2011)

Three reasons for a link between Cocoa and Food Security

Via this blog, the Sustainable Cocoa Initiative keeps you informed about the activities related to building livelihoods for tomorrow's cocoa farmers with articles, video's, news and a twitter feed running in.