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Early Life Circumstance and Mental Health in Ghana, Adhvaryu, Achyuta, Fenske James, and Nyshadham Anant , CSAE (Centre for the study of African Economies) Working Paper WPS/2014-03, 01/2014, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Social Innovation Among Ethnics in Cocoa Farming at Sulawesi, Indonesia , Fahmid, Imam Mujahidin , Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare , 11/2013, Volume Vol.3, Issue 15, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Sustainable cocoa - a matter of taste?, Laven, Anna, and van der Kooij Susanne , Origin Chocolate Event, 10/2013, Royal Tropical Institute , (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Climate Change Awareness and Coping Strategies of Cocoa Farmers in Rural Ghana, Codjoe, Francis Nana Yaw, Ocansey Charles K., Boateng Dennis O., and Ofori Johnson , Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 08/2013, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Market study of fine flavour cocoa (revised version) , van der Kooij, Susanne , October/2013, Amsterdam, (2013) , (Academic Publication)

Economic cost-benefit analysis of certified sustainable cocoa production in Ghana

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TitleEconomic cost-benefit analysis of certified sustainable cocoa production in Ghana
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVictor, A. S., Gockowski J., Agyeman N. F., and Dziwornu A. K.
Conference Name48th Agricultural Economists Association of South Africa (AEASA) Conference
Date Published2010
PublisherAfrican Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE)
Conference LocationCape Town, South Africa
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsbiodiversity, certification, chains & relations, consumers, Rainforest Alliance

Ghana is well endowed with premium bulk cocoa and is strategically positioned to capture significant market shares for the growing demand in specialty cocoa products on the world
market. Consumers’ taste and preference for differentiated or ‘specialty’ cocoa based on environmental- and ethically certified cocoa products have been rising over the years. This study uses an ex-ante analytical approach to explore the potential for smallholder cocoa farmers in Ghana to develop niche markets for an environmentally and sustainably produced cocoa, namely Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa as an alternative to Ghanaian bulk cocoa.


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