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dc.contributor.authorAsare, R.
dc.contributor.authorAfari-Sefa, V.
dc.contributor.authorOsei-Owusu, Y.
dc.contributor.authorPabi, O.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-04T08:15:25Z
dc.date.available2016-07-04T08:15:25Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationAsare, R., Afari-Sefa, V., Osei-Owusu, Y. & Pabi, O. (2014). Cocoa agroforestry for increasing forest connectivity in a fragmented landscape in Ghana. Agroforestry Systems, 88(6), 1143-1156.
dc.identifier.issn0167-4366
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/75919
dc.descriptionPublished online: 29 March 2014
dc.description.abstractIn Ghana, farmers perceive protected forestsas land banks for increasing agricultural productivity tosupport subsistence living. This has led to fragmentationof existing protected forests. Two of such reserve forestsnamely Bia Conservation Area and Krokosua HillsForest Reserve have been encroached through lumberingfor timber and area expansion of no-shade cocoaproduction systems. The purpose of this study was todevelop a multi-disciplinary strategy to increase forestconnectivity using cocoa agroforest corridors. Biophys-ical assessments involving satellite images for vegetationpatterns, and expert data from a decision support systemwere used to select suitable sites for the corridor within aGeographic Information System framework. Socio-eco-nomic assessments of the opportunity costs of alternativefarming systems to cocoa agroforestry in the delineatedcorridors show that while timber trees planted withincocoa agroforests settings would help offset the yieldlosses in cocoa shade-yield relationships compared to fullsun-production systems, the on-farm benefits of cocoaagroforestry alone are insufficient to justify the adoption.Paying farmers premium prices for cocoa and substantialoff-farm environmental and ecosystem services underagroforestry systems cantip the balance towards adoption.
dc.format.extent001-14
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAgroforestry Systems
dc.subjectPROTECTED FORESTS
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITY
dc.subjectGEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
dc.subjectCOCOA
dc.subjectAGROFORESTRY
dc.titleCocoa agroforestry for increasing forest connectivity in a fragmented landscape in Ghana
dc.description.versionPeer Review
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.subject.iitaCOCOA
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Copenhagen
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.contributor.affiliationWorld Vegetable Center
cg.contributor.affiliationConservation International
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Ghana
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10457-014-9688-3
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionWEST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryGHANA
cg.contributor.crpFORESTS, TREES AND AGROFORESTRY


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