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This study analyses factors that influence fertilizer use among cocoa farmers in the Sefwi Wiawso District in the Western Region, Ghana. Primary data were obtained from 200 cocoa farmers in the district. Descriptive statistics and ordinary least square regression analysis were used to analyse...

Future Trends of the Export Demand for Selected Malaysian cocoa Products, A. Hameed, Abdel, and Arshad F.M. , Trends in applied sciences research, 06/2013, Institute of Agricultural and Food policy studies, (2013) Future trends of the export demand for selected malaysian cocoa products.pdf (825.24 KB)

Cocoa products’ trade is very important to the Malaysian economy and the global cocoa industry. Therefore, this study aims to identify the main factors that shape the export demand for selected Malaysian cocoa products and to make project the trends of the demand for them. It uses annual data...

The problem posed to the cocoa sector by gender inequality in Côte d’Ivoire is twofold: First, since women perform 45% of the work on cocoa farms, it is inefficient from an economic standpoint not to view them as farmers and to fail to facilitate their participation in training and their access...

This manual, Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms, A manual for education practitioners: Ghana, is specifically aimed at helping education professionals address the special needs of current and potential child labourers in order to encourage them to stay in school and complete their
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Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, conference, World cocoa , World cocoa conference, 2012, (2012) Abidjan Cocoa Declaration.pdf (949.77 KB)

At the World Cocoa Conference, held in November 2012, the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration towards a sustainable cocoa future was signed by numerous stakeholders. The following countries and cocoa stakeholders have signed the declaration:

Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Cameroon, Democratic...

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Rainforest Alliance commissioned itself the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) to conduct on-the-ground research in Côte d’Ivoire. In 2009, and again in 2011, COSA scientists collected...

This report aims to enhance understanding of the position of Ghana’s cocoa farmers and their communities with respect to their livelihood in the context of a dynamic chocolate value chain. It deals with a wide range of subjects, including youth employment, youth aspiration, the future...

Towards the turn of the century, it was realized that an indsutry-wide commitment to improving the sustainability and economic potential of cocoa farming was required. This booklet presents an overview of activities carried out worldwide to improve the lives of cocoa farmers.

This report is one of a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper series. The objective of this study is to provide an overview of the coffee and cocoa sectors in the Dominican Republic where an estimated 80,000-100,000 farmers produce coffee and cocoa, nearly 40% of all agricultural producers....

Via this blog, the Sustainable Cocoa Initiative keeps you informed about the activities related to building livelihoods for tomorrow's cocoa farmers with articles, video's, news and a twitter feed running in.

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