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This study is a significant step in reducing some of the knowledge gaps in the global map of cocoa production. While considerable attention has been paid to cocoa in West Africa, the fact that it is grown in a variety of regions, including South-East Asia, South America and the Caribbean, is...

This study aims to reduce some of the knowledge gaps in the global map of cocoa production. While considerable attention has been paid to cocoa in West Africa, the fact that it is
grown in a variety of regions, including South-East Asia, South America and the Caribbean, is often overlooked...

A Comparative Study of Effects of Drying Methods on Quality of Cocoa Beans, Lasisi, D. , International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 01/2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, Nigeria, p.996, (2014) A comparative study of effects of drying methods on quality of cocoa beans.pdf (467.82 KB)

The study was conducted in order to determine and compare the effects of drying methods on quality of fermented cocoa beans. Drying was carried out using two different methods namely oven drying and sun drying methods. Samples were dried at five different oven temperatures of 35, 40, 45, 50 and...

The objectives of this study are firstly to formulate and to create strategic models of institutional strengthening of cocoa farmer association to increase their income in Pohuwato District of Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. Secondly, to provide a map of potential resources of cocoa plantations...

Increasing cocoa productivity and farmer capacity in surrounding area of PT Kaltim Prima Coal and PT Berau Coal, Baon, J.B., Prawoto A.A., Wibawah A., and Abdoellah S. , JOURNAL OF DEGRADED AND MINING LANDS MANAGEMENT, 01/2014, Volume 1, Issue 2, p.104, (2014) Baon et al 2014.pdf (70.46 KB)

Based on agro-climate factors, most of surrounding area of coal mining sites in Indonesia is suitable for cocoa cultivation. However, most of cocoa farmers in the environs of coal mining sites have little access both to new technology of cocoa cultivation and to market of their cocoa products....

The fermentation of cocoa pulp is one of the few remaining large-scale spontaneous microbial processes in today’s food industry. The microbiota involved in cocoa pulp fermentations is complex and variable, which leads to inconsistent production efficiency and cocoa quality. Despite intensive...

Geographical Indication (GI) Options for Ethiopian Coffee and Ghanaian Cocoa, Oguamanam, Chidi, and Dagne Teshager , Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa, Cape Town, p.pp 77-108, (2014) Geographical Indication (GI) options for Ethiopian Coffee and Ghanaian Cocoa.pdf (3.81 MB)

This chapter outlines research into the Ethiopian coffee and Ghanaian cocoa industries that sought to determine the potential for the local communities and diverse stakeholders participating in the two industries to benefit from sui generis geographical indications (GIs). The research was...

Productivity intervention and smallholder farmers: The case of Ghana's cocoa Abrabopa program, , Department of Agricultural Economics, Volume Master of Agribusiness, Manhattan, Kansas, p.33, (2013) Productivity Intervention and smallholder farmers (Ghana).pdf (204.54 KB)

Despite the dependence of more than three-quarters of a million households on cocoa for their living in Ghana, the production segment of the cocoa industry is fraught with significant challenges manifesting in low farm productivity. Various intervention programs to help farmers improve...

This technical note aims to describe the market incentives and disincentives for Cocoa in Ghana.

For this purpose, yearly averages of farm gate and wholesale prices are compared with reference prices calculated on the basis of the price of the commodity in the international market. The...

Social Innovation Among Ethnics in Cocoa Farming at Sulawesi, Indonesia , Fahmid, Imam Mujahidin , Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare , 11/2013, Volume Vol.3, Issue 15, (2013) Social Innovation Among Ethnics in Cocoa Farming at Sulawesi.pdf (293.26 KB)

This study conducted in the Island of Sulawesi, precisely in the province of West and South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The purposes is to (i), determine the development pattern of social innovation and in the government innovation in cocoa farming among ethnics of Javanese, Buginese and Mandar in the...

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