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Economic Efficiency of Cocoa Production in Gashaka Local Government Area, Taraba State, Nigeria (Publication)

The study was carried out to analyze the Economic Efficiency of Cocoa Production in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State, Nigeria. Data for the study were collected from 80 respondents in 2012 using multi-stage sampling techniques and were analyzed using budgeting technique and profit...

Metafrontier Analysis of Access to Credit and Technical Efficiency among Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Southwest Nigeria (Publication)

It has been identified that limited access to timely credit has been a major constraint militating against increased agricultural productivity by farmers. Studies have shown that a large percentage of farmers faced with credit constraints have low production efficiencies. This study empirically...

Projects on ''Sustainable Cocoa production in Ghana related to forests'' (Publication)

In its role of knowledge broker, Tropenbos International (TBI) made an inventory1 of Cocoa projects and initiatives taking place in Ghana that have a link with biodiversity. The results are presented in this narrative report and are expected to be used as a source of information for parties and...

ICI Stakeholder Meeting: Child Protection in West African Cocoa-Growing Communities – Taking Good Practices to Scale (Publication)

How to make sure that what works in protecting children in West African cocoa communities can be scaled up was the theme that brought participants together at ICI’s 2014 Stakeholder Meeting on 18 November 2014.

Representatives of the cocoa and chocolate industry, cocoa producing...

Brochure du Producteur. Activités de durabilité et de certification des producteurs de cacao de Côte d’ivoire 2008-2013 (Publication)

Cette brochure fournit des données sur des producteurs participant aux programmes de durabilité et de certification d’UTZ, de l’Initiative pour le Commerce Durable (IDH) et des
exportateurs. Elle vous permet de comparer votre propre situation avec la situation moyenne de planteurs...

Impact of UTZ Certification of cocoa in Ivory Coast Assessment framework and baseline (Publication)

Since 2008 UTZ Certified has implemented a programme in Ivory Coast to enhance sustainability in the cocoa supply chain through the implementation of the UTZ Code of Conduct. The programme has supported farmers who are members of the cooperatives receive training on farm management and...

Closing the gap between the current and potential conditions in the cocoa (production) industry – comparing Colombia and Mexico – (Publication)

This thesis aims to identify business strategies to close the gap between the current and the potential conditions in the cocoa production industry, comparing the situations in Colombia and Mexico.

On the basis of meaningful background information of the countries and their cocoa...

Oxfam analysis and recommendations to Mars, Mondelez, and Nestle on gender equality in the cocoa sector (Publication)

In the spring of 2013, Oxfam’s Behind the Brands initiative launched a campaign to urge food and beverage companies to do more to ensure equal rights and treatment of women in their supply chains. The campaign focused on Mars, Mondelez and Nestle, who together source nearly 30 percent of the...

Oxfam Behind the Brands – Independent evaluation of Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé gender assessments and action plans for their cocoa supply chains in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana (Publication)

This document presents the full evaluation framework used by the independent evaluator to assess the cocoa gender assessment and action plans published by Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé in Summer 20141 . This document was initially produced as an internal working paper, but can be...

Cocoa Production and Related Social-Economic and Climate Factors: A Case Study of Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria (Publication)

Cocoa has been a major source of income for many Nigerians and a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. However its production has been experiencing a declining trend in recent times. Many factors have been implicated. One major factor is changes in climate variables. This...

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