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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...

Three heavy metals Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr) and Lead (Pb) were investigated in samples (almonds, teguments, fresh juice and fermented juices) of cocoa (cocoa mercedes). The Cocoa “Mercedes” is promoted in Côte d'Ivoire to substitute the old plants in order to increase the productivity. The...

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...

This paper introduces the supply and value chains of the Colombian cocoa agribusiness. For such purpose, we have identified not only the agents, phases, stages and factors influencing the planting and harvesting of the product, but also the chocolate and confection production process, as well as...

Cocoa agroforestry a bridge for sustainable organic cocoa Production, Nunoo, Isaac, and Owusu Victor , 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference, 10/2014, Istanbul, Turkey, (2014)

Cocoa agroforestry system holds the key to sustainable future for organic cocoa production. But an important question being asked is how much of shade tree on cocoa farms can be altered in attempts to improve yields and still maintain the environmental benefits? Results showing different levels...

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,...

This report, prepared by the ICCO Secretariat, contains the summary proceedings and outcome of the World Cocoa Conference 2014. The report includes the Amsterdam Cocoa Declaration as well as an updated Conference Programme. The list of presentations and other documents are available on the ICCO...

UTZ CERTFIED IMPACT REPORT. January 2014. Combining results from 24 external impact studies and data from UTZ Certified. The studies summarized in this report examine the impact of UTZ certification in the field. They indicate that
implementing good agricultural practices on UTZ certified...

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