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CocoaAction: West Africa Community Development Implementation Manual

This implementation manual lays out the different components of the CocoaAction Community Development package – including both detailed information on the interventions and connections to related and broader elements. It intends to give strategic rather than technical guidance to the companies (...

CocoaAction: West Africa Community Development Implementation Manual

This implementation manual lays out the different components of the CocoaAction Community Development package – including both detailed information on the interventions and connections to related and broader elements. It intends to give strategic rather than technical guidance to the companies (...

Organic Cocoa Production: A guide for Farmer Field Schools in Sierra Leone

This manual is adapted from S. David. 2005. Learning about sustainable cocoa production: a guide for participatory farmer training. 1. Integrated crop and pest management. Sustainable Tree Crops Program, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Yaoundé, Cameroon. March 2005 version. It...

Good agricultural practices for sustainable cocoa production: a guide for farmer training. Manual no. 1: Planting, replanting and tree diversification in cocoa systems

The objective of this manual is to improve farmers’ knowledge and skills in order to carry out the necessary best practices in revamping old farms and/or start new ones. The training is based on five areas, which involve training on how, farmers: (1) Analyze their current farm situation; (2)...

Good agricultural practices for sustainable cocoa production: a guide for farmer training - manual no. 3: Conservation and biodiversity in and around cocoa farms

This manual on biodiversity and wildlife conservation in cocoa landscapes near protected areas helps farmers to understand: (1) The importance of biodiversity and wildlife conservation; (2) Their role as ecosystem managers (3) Develop strategies for mitigating human-wildlife conflict; (4) The...

Improving opportunities for women in smallholder-based supply chains: Business case and practical guidance for international food companies

This guide, prepared for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, presents the results of a study to further explore the business case for food companies to support women in smallholder-based supply chains, and to identify and develop good practice guidance about how companies can best deliver...

Tackling hazardous child labour in agriculture: Guidance on policy and practice

This user guide has been produced to help policy-makers ensure that agriculture is a priority sector for the elimination of child labour. The guidebooks included in this package provide policy-makers and stakeholder organizations – employers’ organizations, trade unions, occupational safety and...

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