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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)
The Role of Cooperative Organizations in Rural Community Development in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges, Hussain, Muhammad Shehu , Academic Research International , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, NIGERIA., (2014) , (Academic Publication)
Challenges of farmers’ innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia A, Gebre, Girma Gezimu, and Zegeye Dawit Mamo , International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, 05/2014, Volume 2, Issue 5, Ethiopia, p.223, (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)

The different methods of cocoa farming in southeastern Bahia, Brazil: historical aspects and perceptions

TitleThe different methods of cocoa farming in southeastern Bahia, Brazil: historical aspects and perceptions
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPiasentin, Flora Bonazzi, and Saito Carlos Hiroo
Date Published05/2014
InstitutionUniversidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia
Publication LanguagePortugese
Keywordsagricultural practices

Cocoa farming (Theobroma cacao L.) was introduced in the State of Bahia, Brazil, in 1746 and was disseminated especially in its southeastern region. This research identified the main cocoa farming methods adopted in that region over time, highlighting its practices, aspects of their historical context and the perceptions about them by some social agents. To achieve this goal, the literature on the theme was reviewed and individuals with extensive knowledge on cocoa cultivation in the region were interviewed. As a result, six main cocoa farming methods were identified, which presented different advantages and disadvantages to farmers and a range from shadeless (slash and burn) to densely shadowed cultivation (cabruca). Different reasons were perceived as justification for the preference of local farmers for the traditional cabruca method.



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