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The prospects for regional collaboration to work on key challenges in Asian cocoa are examined. It is concluded that: (1) it is more efficient and cost-effective to find solutions to common problems in collaboration; (2) build on strengths of individual (national) organisations, combine areas of...

2010 was the International Year of Biodiversity in which the world was celebrating its value for life on earth. As contribution to this effort, a symposium was held to share, and invite participants to discuss, the findings and recommendations of 6 country studies from ACP countries. This...

Presentation at Improving the position of smallholders through knowledge exchange between Tropical Food Chains and Research Multi-stakeholder Workshop, Wageningen, 12 April 2007

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%...

This presentation first deals with the background on the cocoa industry and looks at its future. Problems and challenges encountered are discussed, e.g on the economic side: low production, crop losses, pests and diseases, inadequate infrastructure and land-use planning, poor market information...

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