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Evaluation of river sand as a medium for raising cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) seedlings, Konlan, Sampson, and Opoku-Agyeman Michael Obour , American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Online, p.120, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Cultural Elements and Women Subservient Roles among Cocoa Farm Families in Southwest Nigeria: Implications for HIV Prevention Strategies., , and A. Lawal O. , IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 05/2014, Volume 7, Issue 5, Nigeria, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
RECONFIGURATION OF THE COCOA INDUSTRY AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN COTE D’IVOIRE, , 05/2014, Abidjan, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
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) , (Academic Publication)

Cocoa production in the Dominican Republic: sustainability, challenges and opportunities

TitleCocoa production in the Dominican Republic: sustainability, challenges and opportunities
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBerlan, Amanda, and Bergés Ame
Keywordscommunity needs, farmer incomes, pruning, shade management, youth employment
Lead

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 often overlooked. Even in the DR, the cocoa sector has received less attention than other agricultural exports. However, this sector has undergone considerable changes in the last 20 years, most notably in the area of quality. It is continuing to evolve and secure its position in the global cocoa market and is clearly deserving of greater attention. Most of the literature on Dominican cocoa relates to specific aspects of production and commercialization. The present study offers a broader perspective, by including a detailed discussion of technical production issues (such as shade management and pruning) and social issues relating to different types of labour, community needs, youth, producer and worker incomes.

URLhttp://www.capturingthegains.org/pdf/DR-cocoa-production-exec-summary.pdf

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