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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, Adeniyi, O. R., and Ogunsola G.O. , Agricultural Science , 06/2014, Volume 2, Issue 4, Nigeria, p.13, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa agroforestry a bridge for sustainable organic cocoa Production, Nunoo, Isaac, and Owusu Victor , 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference, 10/2014, Istanbul, Turkey, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Roadmap to Nutrition Secure Cocoa Supply Chains. Business Case for Nutrition Security., GAIN , World Cocoa Conference - Interactive Sessions, 06/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
COMPLIANCE OF AGROCHEMICAL MARKETERS WITH BANNED COCOA PESTICIDES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA , Mokwunye, Idongesit U., and al Folaranmi D. Babalol , Journal of Agricultural sciences, 05/2014, Volume 59, Issue 2, Nigeria, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Fertilizer use among Cocoa Farmers in Ghana: The case of the Sefwi Wiawso District, Nunoo, Isaac, Frimpong Benedicta Nsiah, and Frimpong Frederick Kwabena , Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (0) , (Practical Publication)
A Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Cacao Genetic Resources as the Foundation for a Sustainable Cocoa Economy, Laliberté, B., Cryer N.C., Daymond A.J., End M.J., Engels J., Eskes B., Gilmour M., Lachenaud P., Phillips-Mora W., Turnbull C.J., et al. , 17th International Cocoa Research Conference, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 15-20 October 2012., 10/2012, Cameroon, (2012) , (Practical Publication)
Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, conference, World cocoa , World cocoa conference, 2012, (2012) , (Practical Publication)

Inventory of diversification practices on cocoa farms

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TitleInventory of diversification practices on cocoa farms
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2009
Date Published2009///
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsagroforestry, diversification, farmers & production, green production, horticulture, intercropping, Latin America, malaysia, shade trees, timber, West Africa

An inventory of options for crop diversification in smallholder cocoa farms is presented and the conditions for their promotion is discussed. Intercrops include vegetables, cassava, yam, cocoyam, papayas, plantain, maize, bananas, groundnuts, water melons. Using fruit trees as shade trees is another common practice. Fruit trees such as plantain, bananas, mangoes, papayas and jackfruit are planted as shade trees. In view of the increasing concerns on climate change and the environment, agro-forestry presents another potential opportunity for cocoa farmers. Diversification using agro-forestry is practiced in particular in Latin American countries and in West African countries, using suitable local species of timber. In Malaysia, coconut has been used successfully as a shade tree. Diversification in adjacent plots of the smallholder cocoa farms is a practice prevalent among many cocoa producing countries. in Malaysia, it is common to plant rubber or oil palm apart from the main cocoa farming activity, but hedge or row planting is also practiced.


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