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FAIR TRADE – CONTRADICTING OR COMPLEMENTING SE? A critical research on RISE's Fair Trade activities within a social entrepreneurial framework, Gottlieb, Mikkel , Department Psychology and Eduction, 06/2014, Volume Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
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)
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)

Increasing cocoa productivity through improved nutrition

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TitleIncreasing cocoa productivity through improved nutrition
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDe Vries, K, McClafferty B, and Van Dorp M
Date Published11/2012
InstitutionGlobal Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) & Centre for Development Innovation - WUR
CityThe Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsfood security, malnutrition, productivity, under-nutrition

Cocoa is cultivated in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Over 90% of global cocoa production cultivated by an estimated 5.5 million smallholders and most live below the poverty line and lack access to nutritious food. This concept brief analyzes cocoa production statistics compared with nutritional data of three major producer countries – Ivory Coast, Ghana and Indonesia. It then demonstrates the consequences of under-nutrition for the sector.


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