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CocoaSoils holds maiden baseline coordinators’ meeting and training of enumerators

The Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the CocoaSoils Program has organized its maiden coordinators’ meeting and training of enumerators for Ghana, at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana in Tafo. The event was held on 20–21 March to have a common understanding and agree on the methodology of the baseline tool to be used across…

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(L-R) Opening by Dr Bernard Vanlauwe (IITA), Daniel van Gilst (NORAD), Dr Emmanuel Agyemang Dwomoh (COCOBOD), and Dr H.K. Dzahini-Obiatey (Cocoa Research Institute Ghana).

CocoaSoils partners discuss ways to strengthen agronomic research and dissemination

The maiden Annual CocoaSoils Forum was held in Accra, Ghana on 24 January. The forum followed a three-day Science Committee meeting in which research and project partners came together to assess project implementation, assure transparent and accessible dissemination of research outcomes, and provide inputs into the research of the different partners. The forum brought together…

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Picture of Quadri Lekan, the Director of Tree Crop Unit and Dr Olayiwola Olubamiwa, the Director of CRIN, cutting the ribbon to launch the CocoaSoils program

Stakeholders strategize to revive cocoa in Nigeria during CocoaSoils program launch

The official launch of the CocoaSoils project was held at Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN), Oyo State, Nigeria, on 16 October.

Picture of a group photo of participants at the launch ceremony.

CocoaSoils launched in Cameroon

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

Picture of cocoa fruits.

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.

Picture of The Coordinator of CocoaSoils making a presentation at the technical session

CocoaSoils launched in Côte d’Ivoire

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