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Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa

Author: Pathmanathan Umaharan
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, 2018.
Series: Burleigh Dodds series in agricultural science, no. 43.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There is a growing demand for cocoa. However, cultivation is dependent on ageing trees with low yields and increasing vulnerability to disease. There is growing concern about the environmental impact of cultivation in areas soil health and biodiversity. There is therefore an urgent need to make cocoa cultivation more efficient and sustainable to ensure a successful future. These challenges are addressed in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pathmanathan Umaharan
ISBN: 1351114549 9781351114547 9781786761712 1786761718 9781351115056 1351115057 9781786761705 178676170X
OCLC Number: 1052875023
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Intro; Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa; Contents; Series list; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Genetic resources and breeding; Chapter 1 Taxonomy and classification of cacao; 1 Introduction; 2 Taxonomy and classification; 3 The three groups of cocoa varieties; 4 Conclusions; 5 Where to look for further information; 6 References; Chapter 2 Conserving and exploiting cocoa genetic resources: the key challenges; 1 Introduction; 2 How challenges are being addressed: an overview; 3 Addressing challenges: securing existing ex situ cacao genetic resources 4 Addressing challenges: developing a global strategic cacao collection5 Addressing challenges: collecting and gap filling in ex situ collections to reflect genetic diversity; 6 Addressing challenges: ensuring the in situ and on-farm conservation of important diversity; 7 Addressing challenges: strengthening the distribution and safe movement of germplasm; 8 Addressing challenges: strengthening the use of cacao genetic resources; 9 Addressing challenges: improving documentation and sharing of information; 10 Strengthening networking and partnerships for global collaboration 11 Research to strengthen the conservation and use of cacao genetic diversity12 Acknowledgements; 13 Where to look for further information; 14 References; Chapter 3 The role of gene banks in preserving the genetic diversity of cacao; 1 Introduction; 2 History of cacao collections; 3 Gene bank concepts; 4 Crux of conservation; 5 Gene pool coverage; 6 Techniques for conserving cacao germplasm; 7 In situ and ex situ gene banks; 8 Status of cacao field gene banks; 9 Assessing genetic diversity; 10 Curating field gene banks; 11 Genetic diversity in cacao collections; 12 Core and minicore 13 Future trends and conclusion14 Where to look for further information; 15 Acknowledgements; 16 References; Chapter 4 Safe handling and movement of cocoa germplasm for breeding; 1 Introduction; 2 Overview of risks associated with plant movement; 3 Levels of risk; 4 Risk management governance and procedures; 5 Case study: International Cocoa Quarantine Centre, Reading; 6 Concluding remarks; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 5 Developments in cacao breeding programmes in Africa and the Americas; 1 Introduction; 2 Types of commercial cacao cultivars 3 Breeding objectives4 Heterosis and heterotic groups in cacao; 5 'Traditional' and new cacao breeding methods; 6 Cacao breeding programmes and outputs; 7 Selection of cacao for organoleptic quality; 8 Future trends and conclusion; 9 References; Part 2 Cultivation techniques; Chapter 6 Cocoa plant propagation techniques to supply farmers with improved planting materials; 1 Introduction; 2 Propagation by seeds; 3 Conventional vegetative propagation; 4 Cross-cutting issues; 5 Phytosanitary considerations; 6 Predicting demand for planting materials; 7 Considerations on estimating costs
Series Title: Burleigh Dodds series in agricultural science, no. 43.
Responsibility: edited by Pathmanathan Umaharan.

Abstract:

"There is a growing demand for cocoa. However, cultivation is dependent on ageing trees with low yields and increasing vulnerability to disease. There is growing concern about the environmental impact of cultivation in areas soil health and biodiversity. There is therefore an urgent need to make cocoa cultivation more efficient and sustainable to ensure a successful future. These challenges are addressed in Achieving sustainable cultivation of cocoa. Part 1 reviews genetic resources and developments in breeding. Part 2 discusses optimising cultivation techniques to make the most of new varieties. Part 3 summaries the latest research on understanding and combatting the major fungal and viral diseases affecting cocoa. Part 4 covers safety and quality issues whilst the final part of the book looks at ways of improving sustainability, including the role of agro-forestry, organic cultivation and ways of supporting smallholders. With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this collection will be a standard reference for cocoa scientists, growers and processors.andard reference for soil scientists and agronomists as well as the farming community and government agencies responsible for monitoring soil health. It is accompanied by a companion volume looking at soil monitoring and management."--

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