Sustainable cocoa production. Learning from agroforestry

Jagoret Patrick, Deheuvels Olivier, Bastide Philippe. 2014. Sustainable cocoa production. Learning from agroforestry. Perspective (27) : pp. 1-4.

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Abstract : In order to meet growing demand for chocolate products, numerous initiatives have been launched over the last 10 years with a view to increasing cocoa production. These initiatives continue to promote the input-intensive model advocated since the 1960s, even though this model has reached its agronomic, socio-economic, and environmental limits. Hence the proposal to learn from agroforestry in order to develop the current model: introducing fruit and forest tree species into cocoa plantations contributes to the agro-ecological intensification of cocoa production, while improving flexibility and resilience, which are essential to smallholder farmers, who grow 95% of the world's cocoa.

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Theobroma cacao, Agroforesterie, Petite exploitation agricole, agroécologie

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Mexique, Panama, Colombie, Équateur, Brésil, Indonésie, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigéria, Cameroun

Classification Agris : F01 - Crops
F08 - Cropping patterns and systems

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 1 (2014-2018) - Agriculture écologiquement intensive

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Jagoret Patrick, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR SYSTEM (FRA) - auteur correspondant
  • Deheuvels Olivier, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR SYSTEM (CRI)
  • Bastide Philippe, CIRAD-PERSYST-UPR Systèmes de pérennes (FRA)

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