User login

To share, meet and learn for sustainable cocoa

All practical publications

The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report illuminates the salient findings from nearly 18,000 surveys between 2009 to 2013 in Africa, Asia and Latin America for coffee and cocoa - two important commodities that are bellwethers for sustainability trends in other crops. The COSA Measuring...

This booklet presents you with the outcomes and insights of seven independent impact studies into three of the IDH sector programs. Based on a methodology and plan approved by the Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation and International Trade, these studies thoroughly investigate the impact...

The problem posed to the cocoa sector by gender inequality in Côte d’Ivoire is twofold: First, since women perform 45% of the work on cocoa farms, it is inefficient from an economic standpoint not to view them as farmers and to fail to facilitate their participation in training and their access...

The use of children on cocoa farms in West Africa has received extensive attention over the last few decades due to media coverage in the international press and growing pressure from international organizations such as the International Labor Organization. Based on 2007 cocoa sector survey, the...

This paper examined the cocoa supply chain in Ghana using Transroyal (GH) Ltd as well as producing a supply chain model that is peculiar to transroyal Ghana limited. The paper conducted with strong data reliability and found to address some pertinent factors affecting the logistical drivers of...

Description of various projects related to the development of sustainable, often organic cocoa value chains in Ghana, undertaken by Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute. Discussed are for example organic group certification, farmer organisation, train-the-trainers and marketing of fine flavour cocoa....

The cocoa sector in Ghana is one of few examples of an export commodity sector in an African country that has withstood the pressure to fully liberalize. Despite substantial government control over internal and external marketing via the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the current institutional...

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the impact of collective marketing by FO on cocoa farmer’s price in Cameroun. This evaluation is done through the non-experimental method of impact evaluation which uses the techniques of “Propensity Score Matching”. Results show that collective marketing has...

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...

Magazine: COKELAT 06 edition Oct.- Dec 2013, , COKELAT , Oct-Dec 2013, (2013) CKT06_Web Version_English.pdf (2.39 MB)

Magazine featuring the following articles:
- Cocoa Soil revitalization; bringing Back Soil Fertility in a Correct Way
- Agri finance and soil revitalization
- Solidaridad Cocoa Ghana; A Quick Look on Soil Revitalization In Ghana
- How to increase production trough soil...

Pages

Sponsors

Logo Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands

Logo Royal Tropical Institute