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Cocoa farming models and markets (Presentation)

Aim: The Netherlands Embassy organised a seminar, hosted by the Cocoa Research Centre (CRC) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) to reinforce Dutch-Trinidad & Tobabgo (T&T) links in the area of cocoa. The aim was to provide information on cocoa production and recent trends in Dutch...


Cocoa, grown in tropical environments within 15 to 20 degrees north and south of the equator
(WCF, n.y.), is the main source of livelihood for millions of farmers in Africa, Latin America and Asia
and Oceania. The greatest proportion of raw cocoa is produced in Africa, with Côte d’...

Determination of Cocoa Prices in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia (Publication)

This Appendix to the report “Market Concentration and Price Formation in the Global Cocoa Value Chain” presents the results of the qualitative fieldwork and elaborates on pricing mechanisms in five cocoa producing countries and how public-private interactions have developed over time. For each...

Market Concentration and Price Formation in the Global Cocoa Value Chain’ (Publication)

This report explores to what extent market concentration in the cocoa value chain is responsible for the widespread poverty of cocoa farmers. The report finds that market concentration among chocolate manufacturers and cocoa processors is not the key cause. Instead, there are two other key...

Improving sustainability in cocoa and coffee (Publication)

Dutch stakeholders join forces to improve sustainability in coffee and cocoa sector: In 2010, a range of public and private actors, civil society organisations, research organisations and stakeholders in the cocoa and coffee sectors signed letters of intent aimed at increasing the sustainability...

World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: Brigitte Laliberté: Improved Planting Materials of good Quality, Yield and Diverse Flavours – Tapping Cacao Diversity for Farmers, Manufacturers and Consumers (Presentation)

What is needed?
- Farmers’ access to good planting materials as part of a package of measures to increase productivity and improve overall economy of their farms.
- Replace ageing trees with high-yielding and disease-resistant planting materials.
- Superior planting...

World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: Verina Ingram: Cocoa farming models of the future: Status, gaps and research priorities (Presentation)

Key recommendations
Develop and share costs benefits of different farm models that integrate and take account of technical support, economics, environment, climate change, available planting materials and land availability, which incorporate both intensification (better use of existing...

World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: Paul Hadley: Mapping Cocoa Productivity: Mapping Cocoa Productivity Project (Presentation)

Aims Mapping Cocoa Productivity Project
• To carry out a thorough characterisation of approximately 300 contrasting cocoa farms in Ghana, Indonesia and Cote d’Ivoire (age, size, variety of
cocoa used, shade species present) as well as the socio-economic background of the farmers....



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