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Cocoa Production and Related Social-Economic and Climate Factors: A Case Study of Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria (Publication)

Cocoa has been a major source of income for many Nigerians and a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. However its production has been experiencing a declining trend in recent times. Many factors have been implicated. One major factor is changes in climate variables. This...

Agrotourism development in Ghana: A study of its prospects and challenges at Adjeikrom Cocoa Tour Facility (Publication)

Literature depicts agrotourism as a tool for environmental conservation and rural development. Nonetheless, there is a glaring lacuna in literature concerning agrotourism research from Western Africa. This paper seeks to ontribute towards filling this gap in literature. The paper investigates...

Impact of UTZ Certification of cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire: Assessment framework and baseline. Summary Brochure (Publication)

Since 2008 UTZ Certified has implemented a programme in Ivory Coast to enhance sustainability in
the cocoa supply chain through the implementation of the UTZ Code of Conduct. The programme has
supported farmers who are members of the cooperatives receive training on farm management...

Sustainable Cocoa Production in Ghana: a Case Study of Farmer Field School and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (Publication)

A study was conducted to gather empirical evidence on the eff ectiveness of Farmer Field School (FFS) and the strengths of the approach in imparting knowledge and empowering farmers. Th e study was conducted on a cocoa farm where all activities were carried out during Field School sessions for...

Riding the wave of sustainable commodity sourcing - Review of the Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH 2008-2013 (Publication)

The Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH (Initiatief Duurzame Handel) was set up in 2008 on the initiative of the Dutch government, private companies, NGOs and trade unions. The aim was to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of production systems in developing countries,...

Quality control by the determination of heavy metals in new variety of cocoa (cocoa mercedes) in Côte d’Ivoire. (Publication)

Three heavy metals Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr) and Lead (Pb) were investigated in samples (almonds, teguments, fresh juice and fermented juices) of cocoa (cocoa mercedes). The Cocoa “Mercedes” is promoted in Côte d'Ivoire to substitute the old plants in order to increase the productivity. The...

Organic Pest Management Strategies to Control the Cocoa Mirid (Monalonion dissimulatum Dist.), Alto Beni, Bolivia (Publication)

The cocoa mirid is one of the major pests in cocoa cultivation in Alto Beni, Bolivia. The most common control method is the manual removal of the nymphs. This practice is time-consuming, and therefore farmers often do not follow it. Hence there is an urgent need for more effective practices to...

Characterization of the supply and value chains of Colombian cocoa (Publication)

This paper introduces the supply and value chains of the Colombian cocoa agribusiness. For such purpose, we have identified not only the agents, phases, stages and factors influencing the planting and harvesting of the product, but also the chocolate and confection production process, as well as...

Monitoring and estimating the consumption of certified sustainable cocoa and coffee in the Netherlands (Publication)

In 2010, the Dutch coffee industry initiated the Letter of Intent as a result of its wish to coordinate the efforts to find how the coffee value chain (from tree to cup) can be made more sustainable. The letter of intent was supported by the Dutch government, IDH, a number of certification...

Cocoa agroforestry a bridge for sustainable organic cocoa Production (Publication)

Cocoa agroforestry system holds the key to sustainable future for organic cocoa production. But an important question being asked is how much of shade tree on cocoa farms can be altered in attempts to improve yields and still maintain the environmental benefits? Results showing different levels...

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