One-hectare plot of Zalakamka Hume (53 years old) from Ivaboro village. The production is 700 to 800 kilos per year. The plantation is more than 30 years old. The entire crop is sold to cooperatives. Two years ago, we noticed the presence of parasites in the plantation, which resulted in heavy losses in production. We had to graft and cut some trees because they were sick. A farmer can lose 25%%%% of his production. The main cocoa risks are the capsid (Small insects, caterpillars); another disease is root rot.
Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR
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