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A survey was conducted to provide insight into the standard of living of cocoa farmers in Ghana. A total of 637 households (with 3392 persons) were randomly sampled using a multi staged sampling technique from eleven cocoa districts in Ghana. Formal questionnaires were used to interview the...

A range of different public and private sector organisations have intervened to improve the production of cocoa and smallholder livelihoods in Indonesia. They have employed a variety of methods and approaches. While some successes are evident, cocoa smallholders continue to struggle with the...

This research was conducted to produce a mapping of the fine flavour cocoa (FFC) market for 11 countries of interest in Latin – America, Asia and Africa, and to define the potential of fine flavour cocoa for these countries. The research focussed on the varieties of fine flavour cocoa, the...

We investigate the economic importance of implicit quality incentives in an agricultural market that lacks the institutional capacity for measuring quality verifiably. We measure the magnitude of implicit price premiums for quality, and we distinguish empirically between hedonic-pricing and...

Productivity and technical efficiency of cocoa production in Eastern Ghana, Onumah, Justina Adwoa, Al-Hassan Ramatu Mahama, and Onumah Edward Ebo , Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 2013///, Volume 4, Issue 4, p.106 - 117, (2013)

This paper analyzes the productivity, technical efficiency and its determinants among cocoa producers in the Eastern region of Ghana. A multi-stage random sampling technique is used to obtain a cross sectional data on 190 respondents. The stochastic frontier model is adopted to analyze the...

The emergence of strong organic brands and the entry of mainstream food corporations in the organic cocoa market reflected the growing market for organic cocoa. So far, Latin American and Caribbean countries have been the main producers of organic cocoa beans.
3. In response to this...

So far, comprehensive studies have yet to be conducted on the total content variation of phenol and flavonoid and of gallic acid and epicatechin. Moreover, no study has explored the content and composition of free amino acids in commercially fermented and dried cocoa from different origins. To...

In a joint effort, International Food Policy and Research Institute (IFPRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), have developed the West African Agriculture and Climate Change monographs. It is the first of three monographs on climate change...

Production changes in Ghana cocoa farming households under market reforms, Teal, Francis, and Vigneri Marcella , Growth, poverty reduction and human development in Africa, 2004///, (2004)

The Ghana cocoa market has been extensively liberalised over the period since the mid-1980s. Two issues have been prominent in microeconomic research on agricultural supply response to liberalisation. The first has been the response to reduced subsidies on inputs, the second whether innovation...

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