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Theobroma Cacao

Deploying Science for Sustainability of Global Cocoa Economy

Edited by Peter Aikpokpodion

University of Calabar

Almost five million tonnes of cocoa produced annually drives the US$100 billion global chocolate industry. To sustain the industry, cacao planting materials (seeds and clones) have been successfully moved from the Amazon forests in America to the humid tropical forests of Africa, Asia, and Australia. In more than 150 years of commercial cacao cultivation, smallholder farmers that supply the bulk of cocoa beans still face several production constraints that impede their efficiency. Scientific technologies have therefore been deployed to remove these constraints by ensuring a continuous supply of good quality cocoa beans to meet growing global demand. This book provides insight into these scientific advances to address these current and emerging problems and to assure the sustainability of the global cocoa industry.

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Theobroma CacaoDeploying Science for Sustainability of Global Cocoa EconomyEdited by Peter Aikpokpodion

Published: November 6th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73761

ISBN: 978-1-83962-733-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-732-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-734-7

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

4940 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cacao Growth and Development Under Different Nursery and Field Conditions

By Idowu Babadele Famuwagun and Samuel Ohi Agele


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2. Current and Potential Use of Timber and Non-timber Resources of the Cacao Agroforestry Systems

By Pérez-Flores Julian, Facundo Sánchez Gutiérrez, Bautista-Mora Evarista, José Jesús Obrador-Olán, Ruiz-Rosado Octavio and Valdéz-Balero Apolonio


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3. Diversity of Cacao Pathogens and Impact on Yield and Global Production

By Dele Adeniyi


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4. Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder: A Potent Nutraceutical in Perspective

By Lovia Allotey-Babington, Awo Afi Kwapong, Kwame Benoit N’guessan Banga, Seth K. Amponsah and Isaac J. Asiedu-Gyekye


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5. Exploration of Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) By-Products as Valuable Potential Resources in Livestock Feeds and Feeding Systems

By Olayinka John Makinde, Sunday A. Okunade, Emmanuel Opoola, Akeem Babatunde Sikiru, Solomon O. Ajide and Sunday Elaigwu


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6. Cacao Genetic Resources Conservation and Utilization for Sustainable Production in Nigeria

By Festus Olakunle Olasupo and Peter O. Aikpokpodion


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7. Cocoa Genetic Resources and Their Utilization in Palm-Based Cropping Systems of India

By Subbian Elain Apshara


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8. Cocoa Plant, People and Profit in Ghana

By Kenneth Peprah


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