Scientific Committee

Bruno EFOMBAGN

Bruno EFOMBAGN

IRAD, Cameroon-Chair
Cocoa genetic resources and breeding

Yeirme Yaneth Jaimes SUAREZ

Yeirme Yaneth Jaimes SUAREZ

AGROSAVIA, Colombia
Phytopathology, microbiology, integrated disease management and population biology.

Verina INGRAM

Verina INGRAM

Wageningen University, Netherlands
Socio-economic aspects of cocoa farming and value chain, Cocoa supply/value chain governance, Farm diversification, Cocoa related deforestation , Cocoa agroforestry

Philippe BASTIDE

Philippe BASTIDE

BCC&C, France
Agrophysiology

Michelle END

Michelle END

CRA, UK
Cocoa genetic resources and breeding, crop protection, quality requirements for the industry.

Mathias TAHI

Mathias TAHI

CNRA, Côte d'Ivoire
Cocoa breeding and diseases resistance.

Karina GRAMACHO

Karina GRAMACHO

CEPEC/CEPLAC, Brazil
Plant pathogen interaction, Fungal biology and evolution, histopathology, molecular biology

Frances BEKELE

Frances BEKELE

CRC, Trinidad & Tobago
Cacao germplasm characterisation management, evaluation, utilisation and conservation, sustainable cocoa production and farmer livelihoods, climate change mitigation in cocoa, diversified and optimized cocoa farming systems

Christian BUNN

Christian BUNN

CIAT, Germany
Climate change adaptation, social-ecological transformation, resilient value chains.

Christian CILAS

Christian CILAS

CIRAD, France
Biostatistics, Quantitative Genetics, Plant Epidemiology

Brigitte LALIBERTE

Brigitte LALIBERTE

Bioversity International, Canada
Genetic diversity conservation and use, Climate change adaptation, Post-harvest, quality & flavour, Contaminants – cadmium

Dr. Soetanto ABDOELLAH

Dr. Soetanto ABDOELLAH

ICCRI, Indonesia
Cocoa Cultivation, GAP techniques, Shade and irrigation, water/soil fertility management

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