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Academic publications

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)
Sustainable cocoa - a matter of taste?, Laven, Anna, and van der Kooij Susanne , Origin Chocolate Event, 10/2013, Royal Tropical Institute , (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Climate Change Awareness and Coping Strategies of Cocoa Farmers in Rural Ghana, Codjoe, Francis Nana Yaw, Ocansey Charles K., Boateng Dennis O., and Ofori Johnson , Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare, 08/2013, (2013) , (Academic Publication)
Market study of fine flavour cocoa (revised version) , van der Kooij, Susanne , October/2013, Amsterdam, (2013) , (Academic Publication)

Vegetation structure and productivity in cocoa-based agroforestry systems in Talamanca, Costa Rica

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TitleVegetation structure and productivity in cocoa-based agroforestry systems in Talamanca, Costa Rica
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsOlivier Deheuvels, Jacques Avelino
JournalAgriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
End Page181 - 188
Date Published2012
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbiodiversity conservation, environmental conservation, farmers & production, green production, tropical forests

Cocoa-based agroforests provide habitats for some forest dependent species and play a largely undocumented role in providing other ecosystem services. The structure and productivity of 36 cocoa agroforests in Talamanca, Costa Rica, were characterized. Changes in vegetation structure reflected differences in the farmers' strategies but did not affect the overall cocoa yield (136 kg/ha/ year) or the aboveground fresh plant volume (400 m3/ha).


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