The cultivation of Theobroma cacao and the production of cocoa and chocolate.
Information on growing this tropical tree with illustrated instructions for its propagation by budding. Also instructions for harvesting the crop and rejuvenating old trees.
Cocoa Producers' Alliance
Intergovernmental organization founded by Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Ivory Coast and Cameroon, aiming to exchange information, increase cooperation, maintain supplies and promote consumption.
The Food of the Gods: A Popular Account of Cocoa
Online illustrated book by Brandon Head on cocoa, its growth and cultivation, its manufacture and history.
International Cocoa Germplasm Database
Information on ICGD, based at the University of Reading, UK.
International Cocoa Initiative
Partnership between NGOs, labour unions, cocoa processors and the major chocolate brands with the aim of changing the way cocoa is grown.
Theobroma cacao: The Tree of Life
Photographs and information on the history of this tree, the necessary climate for its growth, the varieties available and its propagation.
Witch’s Broom and Frosty Pods: Threats to World Cacao Production
Article by Gareth Griffith on these two pathogens that have caused havoc in the cacao industry. [PDF]
World Cocoa Foundation
This organisation aims to encourage responsible sustainable cocoa farming and raise farmers’ incomes.
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