Incentives for smallholders to enhance the production of quality cocoa beans in Ghana: the role of institutions

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Quarmine, W.;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Wageningen UR
  • Subject: agricultural policy | cocoa beans | kwaliteit | Opwekkende planten | landbouwbeleid | theobroma cacao | cocoa | ghana | quality | certification | cacao | bewonersparticipatie | certificering | Stimulant Crops | cacaobonen | community participation

<p> </p> <p> Cocoa beans from Ghana have a reputation of being of consistent quality. As such they sell at a premium on the international market. As a result of this quality reputation, Ghana is able to sell over 70% of its annual produce in forward markets. This tradin... View more
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    1. General Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Study Context 1.3 Problem statement 1.4 Research objectives 1.5 Overall approach to the research

    2. Did the price-related reforms in Ghana's cocoa sector favour farmers? 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Price-Related Institutional Reforms 2.3 Methods 2.4 Results 2.5 Discussion and conclusions

    3. Incentives for cocoa bean production in Ghana - Does quality matter? 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Methodology 3.3 Findings and Analyses 3.4 State of cocoa bean quality in Ghana 3.5 Main causes of the cocoa bean quality problem 3.6 Discussion and conclusions

    4. Farmer participatory research and adoption in smallholder Ghanaian cocoa farming 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Materials and Methods 4.3 Results 4.4 Discussion 4.5 Conclusions and recommendations

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