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  1. Service delivery for small holder cocoa farmers: what's working, for who and where?

    income. At the same time, these farmers are “key” to the security of supply. Generally, productivity ... their performance and returns, including:- Production-related needs (focussed on increasing productivity, quality, efficient farm management)- Finance-related needs (for inputs, renovation, investments, saving products ...

    verinaingram - 05/06/2014 - 10:18 - 1 comment

  2. Advantages and Challenges in Coordinating and Collaborating in Cocoa Research Activities

    of long-term field based activities such as breeding which are essential for the future of cocoa production ...

    Michelle End - 05/06/2014 - 11:24 - 6 comments

  3. Cocoa farming models and markets

    of cocoa. The aim was to provide information on cocoa production and recent trends in Dutch and European ... sector faces some unique challenges (high labour costs impact on productivity, climate change) ... possible and worth exploring. These may provide solutions to some of the production system challenges (e.g. ...

    verinaingram - 06/02/2017 - 18:18

  4. Keep the farmers happy.

    of their income. At the same time, these farmers are “key” to the security of supply. Generally, productivity ... their performance and returns, including:- Production-related needs (focussed on increasing productivity, quality, and efficient farm management)- Finance-related needs (for inputs, renovation, investments, saving products ...

    verinaingram - 05/06/2014 - 10:07 - 2 comments

  5. Are PPP's the best way to sustainablility?

    Background The uncertainty regarding future production (and demand) of cocoa, the dearth ... and promote appropriate policies to achieve levels of production, processing and consumption ... generations, with the aim of improving productivity and profitability in the cocoa value chain for all ...

    Loke Han - 19/05/2014 - 13:18 - 1 comment

  6. Later generations will be paying the price of our cheap chocolate, by Antonie Fountain.

    of your product 2) Quantity of your product 3) Cost to make your product 4) Price you receive for your product Though a lot of the efforts in sustainability over the last years has gone into improving quality and quantity of product, through GAP training, increasing yields, planting materials, fertilisers and what have ...

    antonie - 16/04/2014 - 12:10 - 3 comments

  7. FORMULATING NATIONAL COCOA PLANS TOWARDS ACHIEVING A SUSTAINABLE COCOA ECONOMY

    Furthermore, the uncertainty regarding future production (and demand) of cocoa, the dearth of information ... production. This development has contributed to trap smallholder cocoa farmers in a vicious cycle of poverty. ... appropriate policies to achieve levels of production, processing and consumption that are economically viable, ...

    Loke Han - 22/05/2014 - 16:04

  8. International Cocoa Research Network & Conference

    regularly and based alternatively in origin and production countries. A decision could be made based ...

    verinaingram - 08/06/2016 - 11:26