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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)
Challenges of farmers’ innovativeness in central zone, Tigray, Ethiopia A, Gebre, Girma Gezimu, and Zegeye Dawit Mamo , International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research, 05/2014, Volume 2, Issue 5, Ethiopia, p.223, (2014) , (Academic Publication)
A Comparative Study of Effects of Drying Methods on Quality of Cocoa Beans, Lasisi, D. , International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 01/2014, Volume 3, Issue 1, Nigeria, p.996, (2014) , (Academic Publication)

Strengthening Cocoa Farmers Association to Increase Farmers’ Income in Pohuwato District, Gorontalo Province, Indonesia's picture
TitleStrengthening Cocoa Farmers Association to Increase Farmers’ Income in Pohuwato District, Gorontalo Province, Indonesia
Publication TypeJournal
AuthorsIgirisa, Irawaty
PublisherJournal of Economics and Sustainable Development
Place PublishedOnline
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywords'' Institutional strengthening'', ''cocoa'', ''Farmer, Association''

The objectives of this study are firstly to formulate and to create strategic models of institutional strengthening of cocoa farmer association to increase their income in Pohuwato District of Gorontalo Province, Indonesia. Secondly, to provide a map of potential resources of cocoa plantations and to identify the factors that influence
the institutional strengthening of cocoa farmers association. This study used a blend of quantitative and qualitative in the form of case study. Observation, in-depth interviews and documentation were used in collecting the data and were validated through the extension of observations, increased persistence in observing
and interviewing, triangulation of sources and methods and Focus Group Discussion. The data were then analyzed by using data reduction, presentation of data and take a conclusion. The results show that firstly mapping the potential resources of cocoa plantation includes farming human resources, number of land area and
production, processing and marketing techniques, and the management of farmer association. Secondly, factors that affect the institutional strengthening of cocoa farmer association are internal factors (farmers, farmers association, and farmers’ culture) and external factors (farming instructors and policy). These results will be the
consideration in making strategic designing to create institutional strengthening of cocoa farmer association which can be applied in Pohuwato District to make farmers’ association become stronger and more independent.
Keywords: Institutional strengthening, Cocoa, Farmer, Association


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