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FairMatch Support, developer of sustainable supply chains contacted the Wageningen UR Science Shop to explore alternatives for the conventional certification trainings for cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone. Due to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, gatherings with more than 5 farmers at a time were...

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...

World Cocoa Foundation & Cocoa Action, , Chocoa 2015, 03/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) Session 3 - Bart van der Linden.pptx (4.14 MB)
World Cocoa Foundation & Cocoa Action, , Chocoa 2015, 03/2015, Amsterdam, (2015)

The cocoa mirid is one of the major pests in cocoa cultivation in Alto Beni, Bolivia. The most common control method is the manual removal of the nymphs. This practice is time-consuming, and therefore farmers often do not follow it. Hence there is an urgent need for more effective practices to...

Education is key to the future of cocoa communities in West-Africa. However, school attendance rates are low and dropout rates high, especially among girls

Responding to Child Labour
To effectively respond to the child labour risk there must be a clear understanding of the problem across the supply chain, with appropriate capacities and systems developed to prevent, identify and respond to child protection risks.

The study was carried out to identify entrepreneurial skills required by Secondary School Graduates for Economic Success in Cocoa Production in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Five research questions guided the study and five hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of...

The study assessed the social impact of oil production on small holder farmers in oil-producing communities of the agriculture zone of Delta State, Nigeria. Data were collected from 120 respondents by the use of questionnaire. Soil erosion (96.6%), noise pollution (98.3%), bush burning (93.3%),...

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