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Develop and share costs benefits of different farm models that integrate and take account of technical support, economics, environment, climate change, available planting materials and land availability, which incorporate both intensification (better use of existing...

The World of cocoa is changing
• West Africa still remains the most important productive area. Production increases but some signs of burn out seem to appear (global warming, land availability, ...).
• Production in Latin America countries is increasing from the last years but have...

Chocoa 2016 Conference on sustainable cocoa: Preparing for the next generation
Presentation by Gaël Lescornec

Chocoa 2016 Conference on sustainable cocoa: Preparing for the next generation
Presentation by Sven Sielhorst

A lot has been done in the cocoa sector. Many companies and NGO’s are implementing sustainability programs, often aimed at achieving certification. However, we have not yet realized a fully sustainable cocoa sector.

The VSO cocoa program in Nigeria proposes two workstreams, in...

Cocoa farmers have many needs to improve their performance and returns. To meet such needs, a diverse range of services are delivered to farmers; via governments and their extension agents, non-government and civil society organizations, and increasingly by traders and buyers. What do we know...

UTZ Certified together with leading cocoa companies and NGO's and other partners came together in 2007 to counter the trend of farmers switching from cocoa to other crops that generated better income. Youth in Ivory Coast do not want to continue the work of their parents as cocoa farmers. This 4...

FarmForce is a mobile platform to support the integration of smallholder farmers into formal agro‐value chains. It can reduce transaction cost for contract farming, ensure compliance with food standards, provide traceability from the field, and improve agronomy at scale. Ultimately, it will link...

The impact of climate change on Indonesian cocoa productivity is discussed and strategies for adaptation are outlined. Both excessive rainfall and droughts are on the increase. Major factors include soil loss due to erosion, the development of pests and diseases, and poor been drying. Mitigation...

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