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Presentations

Cocoa farming models and markets , (Presentation) , Verina Ingram , 2017 , Wageningen UR, University of the West Indies , english
Entrepreneurial agriculture, agricultural entrepreneurship and cocoa-farming communities in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica , (Presentation) , Thompson, Denise-Margaret , 2010 , Caribbean Fine Cocoa Conference , English

Entrepreneurial agriculture, agricultural entrepreneurship and cocoa-farming communities in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica

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Organization: 
Caribbean Fine Cocoa Conference
Author: 
Thompson, Denise-Margaret
Publication date: 
2010
Language: 
English
Topic: 
farmer entrepreneurship
Country & region: 
Other
Keywords: 
farmers & production, farmer entrepreneurship, agribusiness, agricultural innovations, caribbean region, enterprise development, farm income, jamaica, trinidad & tobago
Lead: 

Professor Thompson of the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UTT) Centre for Production Systems speaks in her presentation about entrepreneurship in cocoa farming with a role for agricultural research and innovation. An interdisciplinary approach is highlighted to aim for economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible farming. Key learnings from Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica illustrate the story. The need for agricultural entrepreneurship in cocoa farming is emphasized. Sustainable farms are defined as: (1) economically viable, i.e. providing a living wage for farmers and farm workers, and involving direct marketing, cooperatives, informed inter-cropping; (2) environmentally sound, i.e. promoting biodiversity, preserving habitats, conserving natural resources, reducing dependence on fuel & chemical inputs; and (3) socially responsible, i.e. contributing to community food security and a positive quality of life. (http://www.caribbeanfinecocoa.org/speakers_and_presentations.html)

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