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Sustainable cocoa - a matter of taste? , (Presentation) , Anna Laven & Susanne van der Kooij , 2013 , Royal Tropical Institute , English
Improving the marketing competitiveness of Fine or Flavour cocoa origins , (Presentation) , D.A. Sukha , 2012 , Cocoa Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Trinidad , English
Chocolate industry environmental effects , (Presentation) , Khalid, Sayed Mohammad Naim , 2010 , English
Climate change impact on Indonesian cocoa production and strategies for adaptation , (Presentation) , Gonadi, Didiek H. , 2012 , World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting , English
Towards a sustainable cocoa economy: rural transformation of West Africa , (Presentation) , Weise, S. , 2008 , Sustainable Tree Crops Program, International, Institute of Tropical Agriculture , English
Business approach to diversification , (Presentation) , 2012 , World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting , English

Cocoa production strategies and the conservation of globally significant rainforest remnants in Ghana policy and impact analyst

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green production
environmental policies
biodiversity, deforestation, tropical forests, diversification, agroforestry, economic policy

Cocoa has been a serious agent of deforestation in Ghana and its continued expansion in the Western Region is threatening globally important protected areas and the integrity of the ecosystem. Productivity growth through intensification must be part of the equation. Achieving a yield gap of 50% would have saved more forest than what remains. Panterritorial pricing is subsidizing the destruction of Ghana’s forest resources. Cocoa silvacultural systems and agroforests are likely to have a role in creating corridors between protected areas especially in Western Region.

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