The review, coordinated by Bioversity International, presents an impartial, evidence-based review of cacao propagation methods, to serve as a basis for the assessment and implementation of strategies for providing farmers with quality planting materials, adapted to current and future needs (cultural, institutional, technical, environmental and financial). It describes the various propagation methods available for the production and supply of large numbers of cacao plants to growers. It is hoped that the result of the efforts of the key authors provides a basis to build on for case-specific recommendations.
As the supply of new improved planting material to farmers is at the heart of improving cocoa productivity and modernizing the crop, we hope that the information in the review will make its way into national cocoa plans, and help to make cocoa farming more attractive and more sustainable.
Author: Augusto Roberto Sena Gomes, George Andrade Sodré, Mark Guiltinan, Rob Lockwood and Siela Maximova. Editors: Brigitte Laliberté and Michelle End
Publication Years: 2015
Publisher: Bioversity International
Publication Format: PDF
Pages: 188 pp.