Monday, October 21, 2013

COCOA NURSERY MANUAL




The source of this manual was fro the site of Malagos Chocolate here - http://www.thegiftfarm.ph/pages/cacao-nursery-manual


PLANT PRODUCTION AND NURSERY OPERATIONS
FOR COCOA NURSERIES IN THE PHILIPPINES.
EDITION No. 1

The following manual is based on preferred or best nursery practices, developed for
SUCCESS Alliance in Asia. These practices will be relevant to many countries according
to available materials, resources and budgets. This current manual draws heavily from
the Cocoa Nursery Manual of SUCCESS Alliance Vietnam, September 2007, but with
modifications for the conditions and practices as used in the Philippines. It will be used
to guide cocoa plant production under the CoCoPAL Program funded by the USDA. It is
intended to update it regularly, as new data and practices are uncovered.


Acknowledgements

ACDI VOCA wishes to acknowledge the contributions of a wide range of people who have worked in cacao nursery development and extension in South East Asia. Their contributions have been in developing best practices, developing new techniques, introducing new materials and technologies, developing extension and training materials and programs, relating to cocoa plant production.


These people and groups include:

Mr David Lim, Malaysia, Consultant with World Cocoa Foundation

Huynh Van Thanh, Nursery Coordinator, SUCCESS Alliance Viet Nam
Dr Pham Hong Duc Phuoc , Viet Nam, Nong Lam University Cocoa Leader

Nursery operators in Ben Tre, Tien Giang, Binh Phuoc and Ba Ria Vung Tau Provinces of Viet Nam.

SUCCESS Alliance staff in Viet Nam and the Philippines

Mr Peter Cruz and staff of the MARS Cocoa Development Centre, Philippines

Nursery Operators Mindanao, Philippines.

CoCoPAL Staff Philippines


Author:
Nicholas Richards
Chief of Party, ACDI/VOCA Philippines


Cocoa Nursery Manual Philippines June 2011. © ACDI/VOCA



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