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COMPLIANCE OF AGROCHEMICAL MARKETERS WITH BANNED COCOA PESTICIDES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA (Publication)

This study investigated the compliance of marketers of agrochemicals with the approved and banned cocoa pesticides in selected cocoa producing states of southwest Nigeria. Primary data was collected through the use of structured questionnaire administered to randomly selected agrochemical...

Cocoa: Driver of deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? (Publication)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) accounts for the largest part of the Congo Basin forest: two-thirds (some 155 million hectares) are forested and 69 percent of which is dense humid forest. With a surge in world market commodity prices for cocoa in 2008 and a steady 2-5% annual increase...

Challenges of farmers’ innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia A (Publication)

Transformation of agriculture is essential for sustainable growth and
national progress of developing countries. To be successful in achieving this
objective Extension worker, researchers, development practitioners, and
institutions involved in rural development have to play a...

Using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to formulate National Cocoa Plans (Presentation)

The uncertainty regarding future production (and demand) of cocoa, the dearth of information on cocoa resources, the lack of co-ordination of initiatives originating from the public and private sector as well as from various development partners at national, regional and international levels,...

Cost Benefit Analysis of Certified Cocoa Production in Ondo State, Nigeria (Publication)

The paper is on Cost-Benefit Analysis of certified cocoa production in Ondo state. Data were collected by purposively choosing three local government areas noted for certified cocoa production, namely Idanre, Ile oluji and Owo local government areas of the state. Simple random sampling technique...

Alert regarding the illegal movement of Cocoa planting material and Cocoa Germplasm (Publication)

The Executive Director presents his compliments and has the honour to inform Members and Observers that the attention of the ICCO Secretariat has been drawn to attempts by individuals to move cocoa planting material and cocoa germplasm from one cocoa growing region/country to another without...

Effect of crude oil price on Cocoa production in Nigeria (1961-2008): A cointergration and error correction modelling approach (Publication)

This study examines the effect of crude oil price on Cocoa production in Nigeria between 1961 and 2008. The output of cocoa was specified as a function of factors such as exchange rate, cocoa producer price, crude oil price and structural adjustment programme. Quantitative estimates, based on...

Small-scale versus large-scale cocoa farming in Cameroon. Which farm type is more ready for the future? (Publication)

Smallholding in the cocoa sector has been seen as a hindrance to production and productivity growth due to the ageing of the cocoa farmers limited access to credit, low levels of education and low adoptability of innovations. In order to curb this, policy makers have resorted to implementing...

Necessary Price Premiums to Incentivize Ghanaian Organic Cocoa Production: A Phased, Orchard Management Approach (Publication)

Price premiums necessary to incentivize switching from conventional (inorganic) to organic cocoa (Theobroma cacao) production in Ghana are identified. Optimal, phased-replacement models for orchard management are used to determine when switching from conventional to organic is profitable. The...

Sustainable market transformation in action - impact studies 2013 (Publication)

This booklet presents you with the outcomes and insights of seven independent impact studies into three of the IDH sector programs. Based on a methodology and plan approved by the Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation and International Trade, these studies thoroughly investigate the impact...

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