Resilience of Cocoa Farming to Climate Variation

  • Wilson, Lorna, (PI)

Project: Research-related funding

Project Details

Description

This project builds upon the initial work carried out at a three day Agri-Food industry study group with Innovate UK in January 2017. In attending this study group, Mondelez hoped to find new ways to model the variation in on-farm cocoa yields resulting from weather effects. This could significantly aid sustainable development of resilient farming communities. To support this project, Mondelez provided expertise and advice on selecting the key drivers of cocoa yield, as well as data on yield and weather in Ghana.

Key findings

An initial DDE model is proposed, and the results of the model output is compared to the yield data for various statistically selected rainfall inputs. The results are promising, as the model output captures the variation in shape of the cumulative yield curve due to different rainfall patterns. It is also able to capture the increased yield due to fertiliser application.
Short title5000
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/1728/02/18

Research Output

  • 1 Other report
  • 1 Other contribution

Resilience of Cocoa Farming to Climate Variation: ReCoVER Early Career Award Report

Wilson, L. R. M., 2018, University of Bath. 26 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

  • Climate Variability and Cocoa: Agri-Food Study Group Report for Mondelez

    Wilson, L. R. M. & 13 participants of Agri-Food Study Group, 2017

    Research output: Other contribution