Photo: Wageningen UR | Yai / Shutterstock

Photo: Wageningen UR | Yai / Shutterstock

Optimizing productivity and perennial intercrop diversity tradeoffs in Central African cocoa farms
Area:
Cameroon
Products: Cocoa
Intensification drivers:Urbanization, climate change, increasing importance of ecosystem services; demand for no-timber-first products.
Motivation: In Central Africa, cocoa is a primary national revenue earner, but an increasing proportion is grown in full sun at the expense of primary or secondary forest conversion. The ecological intensification of cocoa production systems through agroforestry offers a promising alternative. This project aims to enhance income while sustaining the perennial intercrop diversity and ecological integrity of cocoa agroforestry systems.
Report: Please download the complete In Depth Case Study report here.