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Roadmap to Nutrition Secure Cocoa Supply Chains. Business Case for Nutrition Security., GAIN , World Cocoa Conference - Interactive Sessions, 06/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
An Assessment of Investment in Technology in Cocoa Processing Industry in Nigeria, , Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development , 05/2014, Volume 5, Issue 10, Akure, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa Quality Index Proposal, .R, AraujoQ, and al FernandesC.A.F et , 05/2014, (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)
Impact of Collective Marketing by Cocoa Farmers’ Organizations in Cameroon , Kamdem, Cyrille Bergaly, Tameko André Melachio, Ndeffo Luc Nembot, and Gockwoski James , 2013 Fourth International Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia, 09/2013, Tunisia, (2013) , (Practical Publication)

More than chocolate : diversifying cocoa agroforests for higher profitability in Cameroon

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TitleMore than chocolate : diversifying cocoa agroforests for higher profitability in Cameroon
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2009
Secondary AuthorsEboutou¹, Lea Yvonne, Degrande¹ Ann, Folefack Achille Jaza, and Kamajou F.
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsagroforestry, Cameroon, diversification, farmer income, farmers & production, fruit trees
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A study to determine the financial profitability of cocoa agroforests enriched with domesticated trees was carried out in 2009. The study site was the Cocoa Production Basin of Centre Cameroon. Rationale: One of the main tree-based systems in the West and Central Africa region is the cocoa plantation. However, cocoa prices on the world market have been fluctuating significantly and farmers have been actively searching to diversify this system for more sustained income generation. In this light, the participatory tree domestication programme, implemented by the World Agroforestry Centre and partners, since 1996 aims at increasing farmers' incomes and enhancing their resilience by cultivating indigenous trees and developing strategies for marketing the produce. Over the years, farmers have used tree domestication skills to diversify their cocoa plantations with "domesticated" trees. However, the impact on their livelihoods has not yet been evaluated. A study to determine the financial profitability of cocoa agroforests enriched with domesticated trees was carried out in 2009. The original French full-text article can be found at http://pressesagro.be/base/text/v13n2/271.pdf

URLhttp://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/publications/PDFS/PO10198.PDF

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