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Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, MAUSER, ANNIEK , Chocoa 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Agrotourism development in Ghana: A study of its prospects and challenges at Adjeikrom Cocoa Tour Facility, Eshun, Gabriel, and Tettey Christopher , Bulletin of Geography. Socio–economic Series, 06/2014, Issue 25, Torun, Ploand, p.99, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Nigeria Hikes Target on Cocoa Production , Nzeka, Uche M., and Nicely Russ , 05/2014, (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)
Cost Benefit Analysis of Certified Cocoa Production in Ondo State, Nigeria , Oseni, Joseph Olumide, and Adams Adewale Quam , 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, 09/2013, Tunisia , (2013) , (Practical Publication)

Necessary Price Premiums to Incentivize Ghanaian Organic Cocoa Production: A Phased, Orchard Management Approach's picture
TitleNecessary Price Premiums to Incentivize Ghanaian Organic Cocoa Production: A Phased, Orchard Management Approach
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsNalley, M. L. Lanier, Popp J., and Dixon B. L.
PublisherDepartment of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas
Place PublishedArkansas
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywords''cocoa'', ''organic price premium'', ''organic production'', ''phased replacement''

Price premiums necessary to incentivize switching from conventional (inorganic) to organic cocoa (Theobroma cacao) production in Ghana are identified. Optimal, phased-replacement models for orchard management are used to determine when switching from conventional to organic is profitable. The decision is a function of orchard growth stage, price premiums and yield loss. Results indicate that the net present value (NPV) of organic production under current market conditions is 21% lower than the NPV of conventional production. Analysis shows that generally the minimum price premium to convert to organic is just slightly lower, in percentage terms, than the yield reduction caused by growing organically.

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