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GTAP Resource #7003

"Towards a Living Income for Cocoa Farmers in Ghana: Income vs. Forest?"
by Boysen, Ole, Chris Jacobs-Crisioni, Jip Claassens, Ana Luisa Barbosa, Valeria Ferreira, Victor Nechifor and Maarten Hilferink

While Ghana’s cocoa sector receives high attention internationally and it is suggested that the price farmers receive for their cocoa beans needs to increase greatly to achieve a living income for cocoa farmers, the production-incentivising effects and the corresponding implications for forests have been largely neglected in quantitative assessments of the issue so far. This analysis allows the assessment of the implied trade-offs to identify policy options for achieving a living income for cocoa farmers while keeping potential negative effects on forests in check. The outcomes should be informative for all stakeholders involved in the current discussions around how to achieve a living income for cocoa farmers and the deforestation linked to cocoa in Ghana.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2023 Conference Paper
Status: Not published
By/In: Presented during the 26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Bordeaux, France)
Date: 2023
Created: Boysen, O. (4/15/2023)
Updated: Boysen, O. (6/10/2023)
Visits: 295
- Model extension/development
- Land use
- Agricultural policies
- Food prices and food security
- Economic analysis of poverty
- Africa (West)

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