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Videos & presentations | diversification

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.
How?
- Replace ageing trees with high-yielding and disease-resistant planting materials.
- Superior planting...

Presentation held at the Origin Chocolate Event (23 of October, 2013, Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam) by Anna Laven and Susanne van der Kooij. The presentation shows the learning process about fine or flavour chocolate, its chain and its sustainable characteristics.

Cocoa alone is no guarantee for attractive livelihoods. Cocoa smallholders are among the rural poor in Africa. According to the Cocoa Livelihood Program of the World Cocoa Foundation, diversified livelihoods should be based on a business approach. It is based on imparting new knowledge and...

Cocoa has been a serious agent of deforestation in Ghana and its continued expansion in the Western Region is threatening globally important protected areas and the integrity of the ecosystem. Productivity growth through intensification must be part of the equation. Achieving a yield gap of 50%...

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