A Global Review of Cocoa Farming Systems

The purpose of this review is to assess the characteristics of cocoa farming systems globally. This will facilitate a better understanding of routes to more sustainable and high-yielding cocoa farming systems that will improve the income of farmers whilst meeting all the quality and food safety requirements of the cocoa market.

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A review of the published literature was conducted on the characteristics of cocoa farms in 28 countries. Furthermore, expert consultants have provided an analysis of the cocoa farming systems within five key producing countries: Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, and Indonesia.

Compiled and edited by: Andrew Daymond1, Diana Giraldo Mendez1, Paul Hadley1 and Philippe Bastide2

1School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, UK
2Cacao Consultant & Cie, Montpellier, France

Expert consultants who have contributed to this document: Soetanto Abdoellah (Indonesia), Kofi Acheampong (Ghana), Freddy Amores (Ecuador), Dario Anhert (Brazil), Dany Claude Konan (Côte d’Ivoire).

Project funded by the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) and the Swiss Foundation of the Cocoa and Chocolate Economy

A Global Guide to Cocoa Farming Systems

A summary of the comprehensive information in ‘A Global Review of Cocoa Farming Systems’ prepared by the University of Reading for ICCO. The information derived has been used to characterise different farming systems globally and aims to help stakeholders better identify routes towards higher and more sustainable cocoa production.

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