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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)
Developing strategic coffe and cocoa research agendas, , Developing a strategic research agenda for cocoa and coffee, 05/2014, Wageningen, (0) , (Academic Publication)

Organic cocoa production in Cameroon and Togo

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TitleOrganic cocoa production in Cameroon and Togo
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsInsitute, Dutch Royal Trop, Institute AgroEco/Louis Bolk, and Agriculture Tradin Organic
KeywordsCameroon, niche market, organic, togo, West-Africa
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The emergence of strong organic brands and the entry of mainstream food corporations in the organic cocoa market reflected the growing market for organic cocoa. So far, Latin American and Caribbean countries have been the main producers of organic cocoa beans.
3. In response to this compelling market potential, an ICCO/CFC-funded feasibility study was conducted to assess the potential of organic cocoa in West Africa, building as much as possible upon existing initiatives. The study focused on two countries, Cameroon and Togo. The objective of the study was to identify the best production areas, producer organizations and support activities for boosting
organic cocoa production in both countries. In case of positive outcomes we were invited to present a proposal for a follow-up project.

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