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Understanding and Defining Climate-Smart Cocoa

Extension, Inputs, Yields, and Farming Practices


Rebecca Ashley Asare, Nature Conservation Research Centre - Forest Trends






Ghana has identified its extensive cocoa cultivation as a major driver of deforestation and forest degradation. The Ghana Cocoa Board is committed to making Ghana “the number one best quality producer of cocoa in the world,” improving sustainability through a Climate-Smart Cocoa (CSC) approach that includes mitigation, increases in yield, and economic development that centers on land-use planning. This report represents the first time that anyone has specifically defined CSC production practices and measures. In the face of global warming and high consumer demand for climate-smart production systems and products, Ghana’s ability to address agronomic problems resulting from extensive cocoa farming is debated. Economic, adaptation, and food security benefits are anticipated by-products of this improved system.


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Release Date: December 2013
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