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Nigeria Hikes Target on Cocoa Production (Publication)

Nigeria’s cocoa production at 300,000 tons in 2013 showed an increase of 7 percent as compared to the previous year. The Government of Nigeria (GON) under its Cocoa Transformation Action Plan (CTAP) has targeted cocoa production to increase by 40 percent to reach 500,000 tons by 2015. GON...

The value of the cocoa bean shell (hull) and the effect of various processing methods on the phyto-constituents and antioxidant activity of the nib and shell (Publication)

The cocoa bean shell is the major by-product of the cocoa bean during its processing into cocoa products. The cocoa bean shell makes about 10 – 12 % of the weight of the cocoa bean. Tons of the cocoa bean shell is disposed off as waste every year. Research over the years has been focused on...

The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014 (Publication)

In 1992 the leaders of the world came together at the first Rio Earth summit, historically acknowledging the imperative of a needs based approach to sustainable development. Although agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration made a call upon all citizens of the world to play a role in ensuring...

FAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework (Publication)

Over the past decade Fair Trade (FT) has been praised as the miracle-cure to poverty globally, by securing a better deal for marginalised farmers and creating community development, while respecting the environment. In that sense, FT can seem to be in the scope of social entrepreneurship (SE) by...

Developing a strategic cocoa research agenda (Presentation)

Presentation made on the opening day of the World Cocoa Conference 9 june 2014, to develop a global, strategic research agenda for cocoa. With inputs provided by KIT, COPAL,WCF and UK Cocoa Research.

Sustainable Cocoa. The Netherlands and the International Cocoa Sector (Publication)

Sustainable commodities are high on the social and political agenda in The Netherlands. Most efforts focus on commodities where The Netherlands plays a significant role in the supply chain and where involved stakeholders are motivated to work towards substantive social, economic and ecological...

World Cocoa Conference - Interactive Sessions (Publication)

During the World Cocoa Conference a number of interactive sessions are organized on relevant topics and challenges. While enjoying lunch, you are all invited to participate, contribute and learn together with the organizers of these sessions, including Wageningen UR, IDH, GAIN, WCF, KIT, ADM,...

Market Discrimination, Market Participation and Control over Revenue: A gendered analysis of Cameroon’s cocoa producers (Publication)

Using micro level data from Cameroon this paper applies the theories of intrahousehold bargaining to models in which farmers decide whether to take up cocoa marketing on their own or to rely on others. Depending on their decision, sharing rules are shaped within the household on who controls...

Open Data Barometer - 2013 Global Report (Publication)

The Open Data Barometer aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. It analyses global trends, and also ranks countries and regions via an in-depth methodology that considers: readiness to secure the benefits of open data; actual levels of...

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