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Academic publications

Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Cultural Elements and Women Subservient Roles among Cocoa Farm Families in Southwest Nigeria: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies., , and A. Lawal O. , IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 05/2014, Volume 7, Issue 5, Nigeria, (2014) , (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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