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Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, MAUSER, ANNIEK , Chocoa 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Nigeria Hikes Target on Cocoa Production , Nzeka, Uche M., and Nicely Russ , 05/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Evaluating the Effect of Logistical Drivers on Cocoa Supply Chain in Ghana: A Case of Transroyal Ghana Limited, Asamoah, David, Arthur Yarhands Dissou, and Stephen Assane , International Journal of Business and Social Science , March 2013, Volume Vol. 4, Issue No. 3, USA, p.195, (2013) , (Practical Publication)
The Partially Liberalized Cocoa Sector in Ghana, Kolavalli, Shashidhara, Vigneri Marcella, Maamah Haruna, and Poku John , 09/2012, Washington, DC, (2012) , (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)
Cocoa futures and options summary, , 2008///, (2008) , (Practical Publication)
Commodities under neoliberalism: the case of cocoa, Haque, Irfan Ul , G-24 Discussion Paper Series, 2004///, New York and Geneva, (2004) , (Practical Publication)

Nigeria Hikes Target on Cocoa Production

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TitleNigeria Hikes Target on Cocoa Production
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsNzeka, Uche M., and Nicely Russ
Corporate AuthorsUSDA Foreign Agricultural Services
Date Published05/2014
InstitutionUSDA Foreign Agricultural Service, GAIN
TypeGlobal Agricultural Information Network Report
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscertification, Nigeria, policy, production, utz

Nigeria’s cocoa production at 300,000 tons in 2013 showed an increase of 7 percent as compared to the previous year. The Government of Nigeria (GON) under its Cocoa Transformation Action Plan (CTAP) has targeted cocoa production to increase by 40 percent to reach 500,000 tons by 2015. GON incentives at attaining production goals remain inadequate. However, increasing adherence by local cocoa farmers in achieving the “UTZ” certification is shoring up demand and prices for Nigeria’s cocoa at the international market. These factors have mostly continued to encourage Nigerian farmers to rehabilitate abandoned farms and also increase area under production. Nigeria’s suspension of the export rebate (EEG) in 2012 has discouraged local cocoa processing.