publication . Book . 2010

Intercropping cocoa with fruit trees : Innovative systems in cocoa cultivation. Setting up a new plot on fallows or savannah areas

Bourgoing, Raymond; Todem, Hervé;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: CIRAD
  • Country: France
Abstract
Since the end of the 80s, cocoa growers in Cameroon have experienced a low level of income due, among others, to the low productivity of cocoa trees. The average yield is estimated at about 300 kg of dried cocoa beans per hectare. The low level of adoption of the results and recommendations of cocoa research as well as the fact that the technologies developed do not respond to the real needs of the producers are among the causes of the low yields observed in cocoa farms. In addition, the insufficiency or complete absence of technical management, and extension staff in the field makes the situation worse. In a context marked since 2000 by rising cocoa prices in t...
Subjects
free text keywords: F08 - Systèmes et modes de culture, F01 - Culture des plantes, K10 - Production forestière, Theobroma cacao, Culture intercalaire, Culture fruitière, Innovation, Vulgarisation agricole, Multiplication végétative, Pratique culturale, Culture sous couvert végétal, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7713, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3910, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25476, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_27560, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37834, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8177, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2018, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25706, http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1229
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