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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%),...

This article examines the role of the chocolate industry in the exploitation of children on cocoa farms in Côte d’Ivoire. Under the guise of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the chocolate industry has used its power in the United States to shape policy and program-level initiatives to...

This study examines whether major Nigerian export firms exert market power over Nigerian cocoa farmers in the form of incomplete price transmission. A common indicator of efficient and functioning markets is the presence of a high level of market integration, while a lack of integration could be...

The Executive Director presents his compliments and has the honour to inform Members and Observers that the attention of the ICCO Secretariat has been drawn to attempts by individuals to move cocoa planting material and cocoa germplasm from one cocoa growing region/country to another without...

Cacao (Theoroma cacao L.) is the main cash crop of Ngobe-Bugle indigenous communities in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Their traditional polycultures incluce many other food crops for family consumption, but there is no actual description of their diversity, productivity or contribution to household...

This paper examines the comparative study of Owner managed and Lease managed system of cocoa production in Ekiti state, Nigeria. Through a multistage sampling technique, one hundred and twenty (120) respondents were interviewed and data collected with the aid of a well structured questionnaire....

Price premiums necessary to incentivize switching from conventional (inorganic) to organic cocoa (Theobroma cacao) production in Ghana are identified. Optimal, phased-replacement models for orchard management are used to determine when switching from conventional to organic is profitable. The...

This study analyses factors that influence fertilizer use among cocoa farmers in the Sefwi Wiawso District in the Western Region, Ghana. Primary data were obtained from 200 cocoa farmers in the district. Descriptive statistics and ordinary least square regression analysis were used to analyse...

Future Trends of the Export Demand for Selected Malaysian cocoa Products, A. Hameed, Abdel, and Arshad F.M. , Trends in applied sciences research, 06/2013, Institute of Agricultural and Food policy studies, (2013) Future trends of the export demand for selected malaysian cocoa products.pdf (825.24 KB)

Cocoa products’ trade is very important to the Malaysian economy and the global cocoa industry. Therefore, this study aims to identify the main factors that shape the export demand for selected Malaysian cocoa products and to make project the trends of the demand for them. It uses annual data...

The Indonesian cocoa sector has expanded vividly in recent years, but the recent boom in the incidence of cocoa pests and diseases on the island of Sulawesi has resulted in a crisis in the cocoa production at the farm level. The cocoa farmers are experiencing lower yields and deteriorating cocoa...

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