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Technical efficiency in Ghana’s cocoa industry: Evidence from Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District, Danso-Abbeam, G., Aidoo R., Agyemang K. O., and Ohene-Yankyera K. , Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 2012///, Volume 4, Issue 10, p.287 - 294, (2012)

This study empirically examined the production efficiency of cocoa farmers in Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District in Ghana using farm level data. The productivity and technical efficiency in cocoa production were estimated through stochastic frontier production function analysis . Empirical results...

This Dutch declaration of intent was signed by chocolate producers, cacao processors, supermarkets and civil organizations in the Netherlands. It was agreed that half of all cocoa used in the Netherlands will be produced sustainably by 2015. This is expected to rise to 100% in 2025.

Brokerage information on cocoa futures and options is presented.

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...

Supporting Tanzania’s cocoa farmers, Nyamora, A., Kanyeka Z., and Ndunguru A. , 2012///, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, (2012)

The main objective of this 2007/8 study was to learn more about cocoa production in Kyela. Specifically the study team sought to assess the impact of the crop on livelihoods and poverty reduction in the district, to identify constraints to cultivation, and to make recommendations for improving...

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...

This study analyzed cocoa-based Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems (AKIS) in Atiwa and East Akim districts of the Eastern Region of Ghana by using descriptive statistics and Total Information Score (TIS). Total Information Score (TIS) was used to rank the information sources...

Child labour, education and child rights among cocoa producers in Ghana, Berlan, Amanda , The political economy of new slavery, 2004///, p.158 - 78, (2004)

This chapter outlines certain common misconceptions about the cocoa industry in Ghana and highlights the importance of local factors in understanding certain forms of child labour and contemporary slavery. It illustrates how academic research can make a useful contribution to the world of policy...

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...

The economics of certified organic farming in tropical Africa: a preliminary assessment, Gibbon, Peter, and Bolwig Simon , International Conference on Organic Agriculture and Food Security, 2007///, p.132 - 133, (2007)

This paper examines the relative profitability of certified organic and conventional farming in sub-Saharan Africa, using household data of smallholder farmers involved with certified organic Arabica coffee, cocoa-vanilla, and pineapple. The surveys were conducted in eastern, western and central...

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