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New presentation by GAIN. Roadmap to Nutrition Secure Cocoa Supply Chains. Business Case for Nutrition Security.

Sustainable Cocoa. The Netherlands and the International Cocoa Sector, , World Cocoa Conference - The Netherlands, 09/2014, (2014) 20140603_Cocoa_folder_ENG_lr.pdf (1.28 MB)

Sustainable commodities are high on the social and political agenda in The Netherlands. Most efforts focus on commodities where The Netherlands plays a significant role in the supply chain and where involved stakeholders are motivated to work towards substantive social, economic and ecological...

World Cocoa Conference - Interactive Sessions, , World Cocoa Conference - Interactive Sessions, 06/2014, (0) 20140605_Interactive_sessions_WCC.pdf (563.85 KB)

During the World Cocoa Conference a number of interactive sessions are organized on relevant topics and challenges. While enjoying lunch, you are all invited to participate, contribute and learn together with the organizers of these sessions, including Wageningen UR, IDH, GAIN, WCF, KIT, ADM,...

An Assessment of Investment in Technology in Cocoa Processing Industry in Nigeria, , Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 10, Akure, (2014) An assessment of investment in technology in cocoa processing industry in Nigeria.pdf (190.67 KB)

The paper assessed the investment in technology in cocoa processing industry in Nigeria The study was carried out in six cocoa processing organizations. Questionnaire technique supplemented with oral interview of officials of cocoa processing organisations were used for the study. The data...

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 processing of cocoa involves a couple of technological processes such as roasting and drying which consume lots of energy. The ever increasing cost of energy has created the need for continuous optimization of the technological processes to minimize their operational cost. The selection of...

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...

Improving Cocoa Production Through Lean: A Case Study of the Ghanaian Cocoa Industry, Boateng, Kwasi , The Faculty of the Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences , 05/2014, Volume Master of Science , Bowling Green, p.62, (2014) Improving Cocoa Production Through Lean- A Case Study of the Ghan.pdf (1.04 MB)

Cocoa has immensely contributed to the economy of the West African country of Ghana over the years, especially in exports. For example, cocoa beans and products accounted for 28.1 percent of total exports (Bank of Ghana, 2012) and has consistently accounted for almost half of agricultural...

The definition of food quality has varied over time but has evolved so that current definitions are based on meeting customer demands. However, in order to better define food quality a more comprehensive evaluation based in key variables is required. This study aims to propose a Cocoa Quality...

Cost Benefit Analysis of Certified Cocoa Production in Ondo State, Nigeria , Oseni, Joseph Olumide, and Adams Adewale Quam , 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, 09/2013, Tunisia , (2013) Cost Benefit Analysis of Certified Cocoa Production in Ondo State.pdf (296.75 KB)

The paper is on Cost-Benefit Analysis of certified cocoa production in Ondo state. Data were collected by purposively choosing three local government areas noted for certified cocoa production, namely Idanre, Ile oluji and Owo local government areas of the state. Simple random sampling technique...

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