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CocoaSoils launched in Cameroon

As part of its four-country implementation initiative, the CocoaSoils Program has been officially launched in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

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Improving cocoa productivity through integrated soil fertility management

Cocoa plantations in West Africa are sometimes not as productive as expected, yielding low income for farmers. To compensate and improve their livelihoods, some farmers have expanded their farms into forests.

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CocoaSoils launched in Côte d’Ivoire

As part of its four-country launches, the CocoaSoils program has been launched in Côte d’Ivoire.

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CocoaSoils launches sustainable intensification program

The CocoaSoils program has been launched in Ghana, with plans to launch in three other countries.

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IITA participates in Farmers’ Day

On 19 April, IITA joined cocoa farmers in a Farmers’ Day at Akure, Ondo state.

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IITA organized field day and graduation ceremony for farmers in Cameroon

IITA, which coordinates the Green Innovation Centre for Agriculture and Food Sector (PROSICA), organized a field day and graduation ceremony in Ngomedzap in the Nyong and So’o division last December 2017.

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Stakeholders discuss strategies for cocoa rebirth in Nigeria

Strategies to improve cocoa production in the country dominated discussions at a recent conference in IITA held 8-9 August, where stakeholders explored measures to address challenges encountered and possible ways of reviving cocoa to ensure sustainability in Nigeria.

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IITA and ICRAF researchers hold consultation workshop

IITA and ICRAF scientists active in the cocoa sector met on 23 March, in Yaoundé for a strategic consultation workshop.

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Scientist says cocoa farmers are the focus of new research

Richard Asare, Regional Cocoa Agroforester, IITA Ghana, disclosed during his seminar presentation on 3 February, at IITA, Ibadan, that cocoa scientists are now brainstorming on the cash crop that is essential to the livelihoods of 40-50 million people worldwide.

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Ooni of Ife partners with IITA to improve cocoa production and youth employment

The Ooni (King) of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has extolled IITA for its continuous efforts in the improvement and transformation of agriculture, and emphasized his utmost goal to partner with IITA in rejuvenating Africa’s agriculture. The Imperial Majesty made this known in his speech during his first coronation anniversary at his palace in Ile-Ife,…

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