Travel & Hotel
Cocoa Producers' Alliance
National Assembly Complex
Tafawa Balewa Square
P.O. Box 1718
Conference sessions will cover:
- Agronomy, Physiology, Soils and Nutrition
- Genetics and Breeding
- Pests and Diseases
- Efficient utilisation of cocoa by-products
- Improvement of cocoa consumption through optimal utilisation of the cocoa bean
- New and non-traditional uses of cocoa
- Extension: Transfer and efficient utilisation of the results from cocoa research
- Other aspects of research including Marketing,
Quality and Socio-Economics
4thINGENIC WORKSHOP & 4thINCOPED SEMINAR:
The 4th INGENIC Workshop and the 4th
INCOPED Seminar will be held at the Conference venue on the 20th and 21stof October 2003.
THEME:‘Cocoa Breeding for Improved Production Systems’
How to develop more efficient cocoa trees that are well adapted to their environment?
Analyses of GxE interactions (sites, planting density, shade conditions, production systems, pruning, soil, rootstocks), of physiological
traits, yield efficiency, self-compatibility, dwarfing rootstocks, smaller plant size, efficiency of individual tree selection and of
selection of new parental clones, etc.
PAPERS: Abstracts of
papers to be sent to the INGENIC Secretariat before 31 July
2003 and full papers to be presented at the Workshop.
CONTACTS:Chairman of the National Organising Committee,
Dr. Yaw Adu-Ampomah,
CRIG, c/o Private Mail Bag,
International Airport, Accra, Ghana
Secretariat of INGENIC
Dr. Michelle End
c/o BCCCA, 37-41
Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JH, UK
+44 207 404 9110; Tel: (44) 2076110148
INCOPED 4th International Seminar
‘Dealing with Pressing Crop Protection Problems’
Scope of theme:
Virtually every cocoa producing country has to deal with pressing
disease and/or insect pest problems. The level of management
achieved is one of the principal factors that determine the degree of
sustainability in the cocoa economy, in each country. Advances made
in safeguarding against losses in potential crops through management,
is a continuous process. Conventional management methods are in
greater part directed at sanitary/cultural, chemical, biological and
genetic measures. However, at the last count there exist about 117
means of reducing inoculum/infestation or initial disease/ insect
pest establishment. In addition to which, methods are being
developed for control of specific ‘pests’ (example: rodents).
The theme to be discussed at this INCOPED 4th International
Seminar aims to examine recent developments in cocoa crop protection
worldwide, thus allow for an interchange of information for the
benefit of all.
Abstracts of papers to be sent to the Chairman, National Organising Committee with
copy to the Chairman of INCOPED before 30 June 2003;
full papers to be presented at the Seminar. Also, please make
available at the venue, a hard copy and e-copy (on diskette) for
publishing in the Proceedings.
Mr. Andrew AKROFI
Fax:(27) 60 9901
Chairman of INCOPED (Dr. Joao Louis Pereira)
de Pesquisas do Cacau (CEPEC/CEPLAC)
Postal 7, 45600-970, Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil.
55 73 214 3215