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Global approaches to cocoa germplasm utilization and conservation : Final report of the CDC/CCO/IPGRI project on "Cocoa germplasm utilization and conservation: A global approach" (1998-2004)

Eskes Albertus, Efron Yoel. 2006. Global approaches to cocoa germplasm utilization and conservation : Final report of the CDC/CCO/IPGRI project on "Cocoa germplasm utilization and conservation: A global approach" (1998-2004). Amsterdam : CFC, 231 p. (CFC Technical paper, 50) ISBN 978-92-9043-734-5

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Abstract : The project is aimed at the development and distribution of improved, pest and disease-resistant varieties of cocoa planting materials by making optimal use of cocoa germplasm which produces good-quality cocoa and achieves higher and sustainable production levels. These materials would be obtained through screening, selecting and breeding of improved cocoa genotype with economically important traits (yields, resistance to pest and diseases, quality etc), collected from among the great diversity of the germplasm existing in the cocoa-producing countries participating in the project (Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Malaysia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela). The improved cocoa varieties will subsequently be stored for dissemination in producing countries, in order to give cocoa farmers access to high-quality planting material. The project was made up of nine components. These are: International clone trials; Internationally co-ordinated hybrid trials; Germplasm enhancement programme; Population breeding activities; Germplasm conservation, characterisation and preliminary evaluation; Distribution and quarantine of interseting genotypes; Exchange of information and workshops; Coordination and scientific/technical backstopping; and Management, supervision and evaluation. The project focuses at establishing functional links between germplasm conservation, evaluation and selection activities in a joint effort to increase the genetic potential of cocoa germplasm.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Theobroma cacao, Germplasm

Classification Agris : F30 - Plant genetics and breeding
A50 - Agricultural research

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2005-2013) - Intensification écologique

Editeurs scientifiques et affiliations

  • Eskes Albertus, CIRAD-CP-UPR Bioagresseurs de pérennes (FRA)
  • Efron Yoel, CCRI [Cocoa and Coconut Research Institute] (PNG)

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